Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

President Donald Trump on Sunday morning retweeted a video showing a supporter chanting a racist slogan. (Image: Twitter)

'Bigot. Racist. Swine': Trump Comes Under Fire for Approvingly Sharing Video of Supporter Shouting 'White Power'

"If it wasn't already clear, Trump is now openly campaigning as a white supremacist candidate."

Eoin Higgins

Update: Trump has taken down the tweet.

Previously...

President Donald Trump was excoriated Sunday morning after approvingly retweeting a video of a supporter in Florida's Villages community shouting the racist hate slogan, "White Power."

"If it wasn't already clear, Trump is now openly campaigning as a white supremacist candidate," tweeted journalist Judd Legum. 

The president's early morning tweet highlighted right-wing counter protesters in the retirement community who faced off against anti-racist demonstrators. In the video, a man in a golf cart with a "Trump 2020" flag raises his fist and chants the slogan at protesters. 

"Thank you to the great people of The Villages," the president tweeted. "The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!"

Critics immediately took Trump to task over the post. 

"Again showing your true colors," said The Nation's Dave Zirin. "Bigot. Racist. Swine."

"How many times does Trump have to explicitly say he’s a racist before his supporters believe him?" wondered journalist Jules Suzdaltsev.


Our work is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Feel free to republish and share widely.

We've had enough. The 1% own and operate the corporate media. They are doing everything they can to defend the status quo, squash dissent and protect the wealthy and the powerful. The Common Dreams media model is different. We cover the news that matters to the 99%. Our mission? To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good. How? Nonprofit. Independent. Reader-supported. Free to read. Free to republish. Free to share. With no advertising. No paywalls. No selling of your data. Thousands of small donations fund our newsroom and allow us to continue publishing. Can you chip in? We can't do it without you. Thank you.

Warnock Defeats Walker in Georgia, Giving Democrats 51-49 Senate Majority

"Tonight, the people—young, Black, Brown, and working people—expanded the Senate majority, neutralized the power of Joe Manchin, and defeated yet another fascist," the Sunrise Movement cheered.

Brett Wilkins ·


'About Damn Time': NY Jury Finds Trump Organization Guilty on All Counts of Tax Fraud

"Today's guilty verdict against the Trump Organization shows that we will hold individuals and organizations accountable when they violate our laws to line their pockets," said New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Brett Wilkins ·


Oxfam Rebukes EU Over Delayed Deal on Global Minimum Corporate Tax

"This is a loss to ordinary people who are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and a win to the ultra-profitable corporations," said the group's tax expert for the bloc.

Jessica Corbett ·


Global Biodiversity Summit Called 'Make-or-Break Moment' for Wildlife

"The deluded dreams of billionaires aside, there is no Planet B," said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. "We must fix the world we have."

Julia Conley ·


Congressional Progressives, Climate Activists Rally Against Manchin's 'Dirty Deal'

"As if spending $847 billion on the military-industrial complex wasn't bad enough," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, "now they want to add sacrificing frontline communities for polluter profits to the package?"

Brett Wilkins ·

Common Dreams Logo