DONALD TRUMP, JOE BIDEN: “White Power” Video Controversy

DONALD TRUMP, JOE BIDEN: “White Power” Video Controversy

On Sunday morning, Donald Trump retweeted a video that included a supporter in a golf cart with a “Trump 2020” sign yelling “white power,” while protesters yelled expletives back.

Several hours later, the retweet was deleted, but not before it was seen by millions, including presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who fired off his own tweet.

Biden wrote, “Today the President shared a video of people shouting ‘white power’ and said they were ‘great.’ Just like he did after Charlottesville,” referring to comments the president made after a woman was killed at a 2017 white supremacist rally and counter-protest in Virginia.

Biden continued, “We’re in a battle for the soul of the nation – and the President has picked a side. But make no mistake: it’s a battle we will win.”

After Trump deleted his retweet, a White House spokesperson said in a statement that Trump “did not hear the one statement made on the video.” The statement continued, “What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters.” (The Hill)

Hot Takes:

  • You’d think the Trump campaign would just take over his Twitter account to save themselves from a whole lot of headaches.
  • If Trump can’t even run his Twitter account correctly, how can he guide us out of a pandemic and economic slump?
  • Good gotcha moment by Biden, but what has he done lately, aside from wearing a mask in public?