President Donald Trump on Sunday morning retweeted a video of senior citizens in Florida participating in a golf-cart parade where one supporter yelled “white power” twice while pumping his fist in the air.
“Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump tweeted, referring to the retirement community where the events happened. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!“
The president deleted the tweet a few hours later.
The scene that erupted in The Villages took place amid continuing unrest across the country over police brutality and racism after the May 25 killing of a Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of a white police officer. Trump‘s tweets since Floyd‘s murder have continuously sparked outcry, most notably when he threatened to use military force against protesters, whom he called “thugs“ — asserting that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.“