White Supremacy In The Villages? What Trump’s Troubling Tweet Says About America
On early Sunday morning, President Trump retweeted a video of a white man yelling “white power” to protesters in a Florida seniors community called The Villages. Beyond its shocking reflection of the President’s current state of mind, the now-deleted Tweet also reflects a frightening observation of America in the summer of 2020:
White nationalism is no longer in the shadows of America’s towns and villages — it is uncomfortably out in the open for all the world to see.
The troubling early morning Tweet, in which the President referred to the protestors as “great people,” is another instance of Trump using social media to flirt with white nationalism. It continues his string of comments that seemingly endorse the tacit racism of white supremacists. For example,…