Republican Sen. Tim Scott urged President Trump to take away an “indefensible” Twitter posting during which the president shared a video that reveals one in every of his supporters in Florida yelling “white energy.”
Mr. Trump posted the tweet Sunday earlier than a go to to his Sterling, Va., golf membership. Mr. Trump thanked the “nice individuals” proven within the video, which was uploaded Saturday from The Villages, a group in Florida, the place supporters and opponents of the president held dueling demonstrations. One supporter within the video could be heard saying “white energy” a number of occasions to the counterprotesters.
Mr. Scott, of South Carolina, is the one African-American Republican within the U.S. Senate. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Mr. Scott known as on the president to take down the put up. “There’s no query he shouldn’t have retweeted it, and he ought to simply take it down,” stated Mr. Scott. “It’s indefensible.”
The White Home didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon Sen. Scott’s name for the president to take the tweet down.