Donald Trump’s Twitter account is under fire again, as the US President has retweeted yet another controversial post.
On Sunday, June 28th, Donald Trump retweeted a video of his supporters in Florida, in which a man can be heard shouting “white power” repeatedly.
The tweet was deleted from Trump’s timeline roughly three hours later but its controversial impact is still being felt across the US and beyond.
As many have heard the news yet not seen the original tweet from Trump, we have done some digging to find out more about the original video. Here’s the lowdown on the Villages in Florida controversy.
The Villages, Florida ‘white power’ controversy
With the US Presidential election looming – Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd – candidates on both sides have stepped up their campaigning. Trump, hoping to get a second term in office, has used his Twitter account to highlight his supporters.
Trump retweeted the video of his supporters in Florida but ignored the controversial ‘white power’ remarks said at the beginning of the video.
Posting the video was an obvious political misstep during his campaign and the wave of Black Lives Matter protests around the world. Trump has yet to comment on retweeting the video in the Villages. In his original tweet, Trump cited his supporters as “great people.”
What happened in the Villages?
Over the weekend, senior citizens living in the Villages, a retirement community in Florida, got into a political dispute.
In the widely shared video, you can see seniors driving around in golf carts, heckling anti-Trump protestors. An unidentified man and woman driving a golf cart with Trump campaign posters can be heard chanting “white power.” The man in question also has his fist raised at the protesters.
This was in response to the anti-Trump protestors.
One of the protestors is holding a sign that says “Make America Sane Again.” Another protester chants “racist” repeatedly at the duo, this is then when the man begins his “white power” chant.
Watch the full ‘white power’ video
As Trump has since deleted the tweet, many have been searching for the original clip.
You can watch the scene from the “seniors from The Villages in Florida protesting against each other” video below.
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