Transcript for Trump under fire after sharing 'white power' video
thank you so much. We go to Washington now and president trump under fire after sharing a video that shows a supporter yelling "White power." Cecilia Vega is at the white house with more on this. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Michael, good morning to you. There, of course, as the country is engulfed in this reckoning over racism and the president tweeted this to his 82 million Twitter followers. President trump once again fanning the flames just after 7:30 on Sunday morning. He thanked a Florida retirement community for its support posting an edited video of an angry clash between residents and right at the beginning of the clip from a man with a trump 2020 sign, this. White power. There you go. White power, do you hear that? Reporter: He says white power, not once, but twice. Despite the words being crystal clear and the president just in April saying he notices everything he tweets. I notice everything. Reporter: The white house claims president trump did not hear the white supremacist's taunt. A spokesman saying in a statement, what he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters. So far Republicans largely silent but the senate's only black Republican Tim Scott called on the president to take down the post. I think it's indefensible. We should take it down. Reporter: Less than an hour after, the president did take it down after it had been been up for more than three hours. This morning, the president and the white house have yet to denounce the actual message of white power stoking the racial divide. It's hardly new for president trump. He's labeled protesters thugs and invoked the racist saying when the looting starts, the shooting starts. And, of course, there was charlottesville. You also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. Reporter: Former vice president Joe Biden invoking charlottesville in his response saying we're in a battle for the soul of the nation and the president has picked a side. Now, last year was the deadliest for domestic violent extremism and, George, the department of homeland security has warned of an increase in white supremacist violence. Tense time. Thanks very much.
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