Trump tweets video promoting “white power”

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  1. villox

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    Defend this, those who claim he’s not a racist.

    Tweet!
     
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    Fake news! No tweet!
     
  3. NUCat320

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    Is this the only one he’s ever deleted?

    Covfefe maybe?

    Deep down, way deep down, it must be tough for those old f’ers in golf carts to know that their probable final presidential vote is going to Trump. Though they probably hated MLK too.
     
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    I saw John Bolton talk about this and agree with his perspective.

    His point to Jake Tapper was, sure, Trump could have seen the "white power" part of the clip and tweeted it out. So, have at it...attack him for that.

    However, is is just as likely that Trump never saw the "white power' part. Trump is not focused, not careful, does everything without thinking. So, he saw the still image of the golf cart with the Trump sign and tweeted it out unknowing of the rest of the content.

    Bolton clearly meant for this to be an even worse take than the racist take. To wit, he's saying there is nothing this president does in a serious manner. He is manifestly incapable.
     
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    Did anyone read the article in The Atlantic about worker for San Diego Gas & Electric who was fired for making the white power sign from his truck?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/stop-firing-innocent/613615/

    Turns out the real story is far different from how it was portrayed in the media. The guy was basically railroaded. I hope he can get his job back.

    While Trump is beyond redemption, our national campaign against racism might benefit from some discretion.
     
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    Agreed—we’ve been going after racism entirely too hard and should simmer it down.
     
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    Tell that to Emmanuel Cafferty
     
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    It just be absolutely disheartening and brutalizing to be mistreated for no real reason like that. I wonder if anyone can relate.
     
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    Two wrongs don’t make a right.
     
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    Sure, but one is a systemic wrong perpetuated by hundreds of years of blatant discrimination and oppression, and the other is because the asshole company didn’t do (or care to do) an actual investigation or care to stick by their worker because they don’t value their labor highly (a whole other issue).

    I hope he gets his job back, or an even better one. I also hope that we don’t stop trying to aggressively fight racism as a society.

    Also, to come into this thread with that non-sequitur when we’re talking about the fact that the president literally tweeted in praise of some guy saying “white power” is a whole load of bull caca.
     
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    I do wonder how many people can relate to getting baited by some amped up justice warrior and then getting fired after a sham investigation by HR.

    I guess it’s just collateral damage in the war on racism.
     
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    Not nearly as many as those that can relate to being discriminated against because of their skin color. You should be outraged by both but the problems with racism are more pervasive and long lasting.
     
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    The answer, as a person with 17 years experience in employment law, is the above.
     
  14. Hungry Jack

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    Never argued with that, nor would I. Just saying that the pursuit of justice has traps. There can be justice without further injustice.
     
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    Well he could have prevented the whole thing by just not getting baited. Where’s the personal responsibility? Maybe we should approach this like a police killing of a person of color. Did he have criminal history? What was he wearing? You know a lot of white supremacists drive trucks—maybe he should have asked for a different car? What was he doing in the neighborhood? Did he “match the description” of known white supremacists? I mean, I think we should wait for all of the facts.

    It’s funny, a war on racism is the only type of war certain swaths of the population would oppose.
     
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    And again, we are just distracting from the fact that the president of the United States in 2020 positively endorsed content with someone screaming “white power”. How is acceptable? How is this not concerning? How can anyone of color feel safe right now?

    A man opened fire on protestors in Louisville the other day, killing one and injuring others. No one sees any connection to the rhetoric of leadership and these results? How stupid are we?
     
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    The situation is total garbage. The guy shouldn’t have been fired and hopefully he gets his job back. He was literally baited into making the sign on camera over two stoplight interactions. I don’t know what the ‘baiter’ was trying to accomplish, but people are strange.

    ALL THAT SAID THE PRESIDENT TWEETED IN SUPPORT OF AN OLD GUY WHO YELLED WHITE POWER WITHIN FIVE SECONDS OF A VIDEO’S START. LIKE, HE SAW WHITE POWER GUY AND CHOSE TO RUN WITH IT. BECAUSE HE’S A WHITE SUPREMACIST.
     
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    He will be a white supremecist ex-POTUS soon enough
     
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    Trumpo was on the golf course after that infamous retweet and couldn't be reached by his aides for 3 hours. Think of that.

    The video remained on the president's Twitter page, where he has 82 million followers, for more than three hours because White House officials couldn't reach him to ask him to delete it, the two officials said. The president was at his golf club in Virginia and had put his phone down, the officials said.

    Aides also tried unsuccessfully to reach deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino to ask him to delete the retweet, officials said.
    If a national emergency occurs, I sure hope he can be contacted quicker. Wait, on second thought, it would be better if he wasn't contacted quickly.
     
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    I have to assume that DOD can reach him a little more reliably than Skippy, the Twitter-monitoring intern on the campaign team. It would be nice to get some immediate clarification on that point.
     
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    I see that Chelsea Clinton yesterday said when she needed to talk to her dad she'd go to a pay phone, dial the White House and he'd be on the line in two minutes regardless of where in the world he might be.
     
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    Though not a national emergency, I would feel better if the President of the United States could be alerted more real time by his staff. But, I guess he has to keep funneling US taxpayer dollars to his failing golf courses on a frequent basis.
     

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