President Donald Trump shared a tweet from an apparent supporter early Sunday that includes a video of the man saying "white power" during a protest, but Trump deleted the tweet hours later.
Trump retweeted the video before 8 o'clock local time on Sunday morning and deleted his tweet around 11 a.m.
The video appears to be from a protest at a Florida retirement community in which people in Trump shirts were confronted by protesters.
In one exchange — eight seconds into the two-minute video — a white man holding a sign that says "Make America Sane Again" shouts: "Where's your white hood?" In response, a white man driving a golf cart with signs reading "Trump 2020" and "America First" yells back "white power."
Trump retweeted the video with the message: "Thank you to the great people of The Villages (retirement community). The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!"
The White House said the president had not heard “the one statement” on the video. The White House did not respond when asked whether Trump condemned the supporter's comment.
President Trump's retweet of a video that included a demonstrator yelling “white power” during protests in Florida set off a “five-alarm fire” in the White House on Sunday, NBC News reported.
Two unidentified White House officials told the network that the video remained on the president’s Twitter feed for more than three hours because he could not be reached. Trump was reportedly at his Virginia golf club and put his phone down.
Aides were also initially unable to reach deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino in an effort to delete the post, NBC News reported.