Trump, Praising ‘Great People,’ Shares Video of Supporter Shouting ‘White Power’

Trump, Praising ‘Great People,’ Shares Video of Supporter Shouting ‘White Power’

UPDATE (11:30 AM): The tweet from Trump’s account has been deleted; the original video is still online.

President Trump on Sunday shared a video where one of his supporters repeatedly shouts “white power” at a group of critics of the president in The Villages retirement community in Florida.

Trump thanked the “great people” who rode through the area on golf carts.


Trump was soon roundly criticized for the move, with the conservative-run The Lincoln Project writing that it is meant to be a distraction from reports that Russia offered a bounty to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in the Middle East, including American soldiers, and that the president has yet to act in response.

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.