Trump retweets video of supporter shouting “white power”
US President Donald Trump retweeted a video that shows one of his supporters loudly shouting “white power”.
At one moment in the video you can see a Trump supporter in a golf cart shouting “white power”. It seems he was responding to a protester calling him a racist.
A spokesman for Mr Trump says he did not hear the “white power” comment.
“Of course he should not have retweeted it and he should just take it down”, Mr Scott said.
After the protests began in the US over the death of George Floyd, Trump tweeted, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”.
Twitter added a warning to the Tweet because they said it broke their rules.
Mr Trump has been accused of racism because he has described the coronavirus as “kung-flu”. The White House has said they do not think this is racist.
Adapted from the BBC
white power – a movement, which believes that white people are superior
rally – a small demonstration
retirement village – a residential community or housing complex designed for older adults who are generally able to care for themselves
opponents – people who take an opposite position on a topic
swearing – cursing/cussing (using insulting language)
US Senate – the upper chamber in the US
offensive – insulting
accused – said he did something (morally wrong)
provocative – causing an angry reaction from people
looting – stealing
poll – a study in which people are asked their opinions
majority – the most part
disapprove – feel that something is bad/wrong
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