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Donald Trump tweets video of fan yelling ‘white power’, then deletes it

Vishnu Vasisht

US President Donald Trump has once again come into the discussion by posting a controversial video. In the video, one of his supporters is seen shouting "White Power". It is a racial slogan that describes white people as the best. Trump, however, removed the video shortly. The White House, while clarifying the matter, said that the President had not heard "what was said" in the video.

Trump tweeted on Sunday, "Thank you to the great people of villages. There is no question". Senator Tim Scout told CNN, that Trump should not retweet that video and "they should delete it". Scott is the only black Republican in the Senate. He said, "I think it cannot be defended in any way."

Shortly after the controversy escalated, Trump removed the video. "President Trump is a big fan of The Villages," White House spokesman Jude Deere said in a statement. He did not listen to what was said in the video. He just saw the enthusiasm of his supporters. The White House did not respond when asked whether Trump condemned the supporter's statement.

Meanwhile, presidential candidate Joe Biden from the Democratic Party condemned Trump over the issue. The former Vice President tweeted, "We are fighting for the soul of the country and the President has made his stand clear. But we will win this battle".

Significantly, since the killing of black man George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis, the case of atrocities against black people in the US has been the talk of the town.

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