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Politics Trump's 'white power' retweet set off 'five-alarm fire' in White House

16:07  30 june  2020
16:07  30 june  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

MSNBC's Al Sharpton: Trump Retweeting Video of Supporter Saying 'White Power' Was 'Intentional' (Video)

  MSNBC's Al Sharpton: Trump Retweeting Video of Supporter Saying 'White Power' Was 'Intentional' (Video) Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday that he believes President Donald Trump's retweet of video showing a supporter yelling "white power" was "intentional" and came with a message. The civil rights activist made his case on MSNBC's "Morning Joe": "With all that is going on that the president has not addressed — including boycotting of Facebook for talking about postings of hate and stuff — the president would retweet this in the face of this. The reason I'm emphasizing the climate, from the Mississippi vote to Facebook to what's going on in the George Floyd reaction, is because his retweeting this is intentional.

President Donald Trump set off a " five - alarm fire " in the White House on Sunday morning after he retweeted a video of one of his supporters saying " white power ," according to two White House officials. The video remained on the president' s Twitter page, where he has 82 million followers

© Donald Trump Twitter. The White House is now claiming the president did not hear the racist shouting before posting the clip. Republican Senator Tim Scott calls for Trump to delete video he shared that shows a supporter chanting “ white power .” pic.twitter.com/HTcYKjf6xv.

President Donald Trump set off a "five-alarm fire" in the White House on Sunday morning after he retweeted a video of one of his supporters saying "white power," according to two White House officials.

a man wearing a hat © Provided by NBC News

The video remained on the president's Twitter page, where he has 82 million followers, for more than three hours because White House officials couldn't reach him to ask him to delete it, the two officials said. The president was at his golf club in Virginia and had put his phone down, the officials said.

Aides also tried unsuccessfully to reach deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino to ask him to delete the retweet, officials said.

Donald Trump retweets then deletes a video of a support shouting "white power"

 Donald Trump retweets then deletes a video of a support shouting The American president relayed the video by accompanying it with the message "Thank you to the super inhabitants of the Villages", before deleting it. © afp.com/Nicholas Kamm US President Donald Trump during a campaign meeting in Tulsa, June 20, 2020 President Donald Trump shared this Sunday, before deleting it, the video of a clash between several of his supporters and his opponents, where we saw a man yelling " white power ", rallying cry of white supremacists .

Trump set off “ five alarm fire ” in the White House after he retweeted a video of one of his supporters saying “ white power ,” two White House officials said.

Trump under fire after sharing ' white power ' videoA spokesman for President Trump claimed the president did not hear his supporter yell " white power " Instead, she repeated her deputy' s statement from the day before. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., added to the urgency when he called the tweet "indefensible" and demanded that the president take it down during an interview on CNN, the officials said.

Once officials were able to reach the president, he agreed to delete it, they said.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and senior adviser Jared Kushner were among those trying to contain the fallout. McEnany said Monday that Trump had watched the video before retweeting it but didn't hear his supporter say "white power."

Officials said the president gets a deluge of content from aides and allies, with one of them saying the "white power" incident was a "lesson to all of us in the White House to be more aware of what's out there."

In April, the president retweeted a posting that included the hashtag "#FireFauci." When asked at the time whether he had noticed the hashtag when he retweeted it, the president said, "Yeah, I notice everything."

Trump to meet with Mexican president on July 8 .
President Trump plans to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the White House next Wednesday to mark the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)."The United States appreciates the efforts of our partners in Mexico and Canada to ensure that North America is strengthening its economic ties while working to combat the coronavirus pandemic," Trump said in a statement Wednesday, the day the trade agreement came into effect.

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