Trump Retweets and Later Deletes Video of Supporter Saying 'White Power'

President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted and later deleted the tweet of a Twitter video showing two sets of Florida seniors in competing protests from the day before, as one pro-Trump couple in a golf cart can be heard chanting "white power."

The video shows several seniors at The Villages, a retirement community in central Florida's Sumter County, holding signs in opposition to the president being approached by a couple in a golf cart decked out with "Trump 2020" and "Make America Great Again" signs.

The older white man in the driver's seat responds to chants of "racist" by repeatedly yelling "white power" and pumping his fist at the president's critics. Trump shared the video, thanked his supporters at The Villages, and took the opportunity to criticize former Vice President Joe Biden.

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

About two hours after the president retweeted the video on Sunday morning, the tweet was deleted from his Twitter account.

Another woman in the video can be heard saying "F**k Trump" to every single passing golf cart carrying supporters of the president through the Florida retirement community. When the woman is pressed to explain her "nasty language," she tells the Trump supporters to "listen to your president if you want to hear nasty language."

The woman explained she supports diversity and said she is proud of the "Black Lives Matter" banner across her chest.

"I did not know there was no diversity down here when I came and Black Lives Matter to me and Trump is destroying our country and I absolutely can't stand back and watch what he's doing," she said in a video clip.

Nobody in the video series first shared by the Twitter account Fifty Shades of Whey is seen wearing a mask, despite Florida's coronavirus cases skyrocketing over the past week.

According to the U.S. Census, Florida's Sumter County is the nation's oldest, with a majority of the population being 65 years or older. Trump won the 2016 presidential election there over Democrat Hillary Clinton with nearly 70 percent of the vote four years ago.

Saturday's protest is only the latest political event in the area. In October 2019, the president previously addressed members of the community and thanked them for supporting his administration.

"Today at The Villages in Florida, it was my great honor to sign an Executive Order on protecting and improving Medicare for our Nation's Seniors. Today's action is only the latest of many important steps we are taking to dramatically improve healthcare for the American People!" Trump tweeted at the time.

Newsweek reached out to the White House for any additional remarks or commentary about The Villages or his retweet of the video.

Updated 11:30 AM ET, to include that the president's retweet of the video was deleted.

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US President Donald Trump arrives for an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on June 26, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images/Getty