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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:18 PM

Trump, White House yet to condemn 'white power' video he retweeted

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Source: ABC News

As of Tuesday morning, more than 48 hours had passed since President Donald Trump retweeted a video of a supporter repeatedly using a clearly audible racist slur, and he had still not condemned the use of the term, distanced himself from the supporter or apologized for sharing it with his 82 million Twitter followers and the American people.

Despite the uproar over the video of the man at The Villages retirement community in Florida shouting "white power" back at a counter protester, and Trump calling them "great people," White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany opened Monday's press briefing echoing the president's "law and order" message, providing an update on arrests made amid ongoing nationwide protests against racism, including attacks on statues.

"Law and order are the building blocks to the American dream. But if anarchy prevails, this dream comes crumbling down," McEnany said.

Asked about the "white power" video tweet, McEnany said only that Trump listened to the video before retweeting it out but did not hear that chant, and when asked directly as she left the briefing whether the president condemned the use of the term "white power," she didn't respond.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-white-house-condemn-white-power-video-retweeted/story?id=71515657&cid=clicksource_4380645_6_film_strip_icymi_hed

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:29 PM

1. Has anyone identified

the "white power" screamer. He should have to own that.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:30 PM

2. Traitor and his supporters are racists and want all of us gone, no matter how that happens.

Took a long time to get people to understand this, I hope people understand this.

I have known it for years for personal reasons.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:31 PM

3. They can't condemn their base.

It is who they are.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:35 PM

4. They're too busy ignoring a raging pandemic while Russian money pays for the murder of US troops'

busy busy busy

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:04 PM

5. Hasn't condemned Russia either; not holding my breath in either case

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:36 PM

6. See, Trump just has alot more important things on his plate right now.

The main one being how to shift the media coverage over Russia paying a bounty to have US troops murdered and why he did nothing about it when he found out.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:58 PM

7. Of course not. He won't alienate the last group of people that still likes him.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:14 PM

8. Locking

Forum hosts are locking because it is analysis of what hasn’t happened, rather than being breaking news. Please repost in GD if you’d like.

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