The Guardian reports:
Donald Trump courted controversy on Monday – and perhaps sought to deflect attention from reports about Russia placing bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan – by retweeting news footage of a white couple in St Louis, Missouri who pointed guns at protesters marching for police reform.
The president’s action came a day after he retweeted footage of protesters clashing in Florida in which a Trump supporter could be heard to say “White power! White power!”
The protesters in St Louis were marching to the mayor’s home to demand her resignation. In a Facebook live briefing on Friday, Lyda Krewson read the names and addresses of several residents who wrote letters suggesting she defund the police department.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 29, 2020
If a black couple stood outside of their homes pointing assault weapons at peaceful white protesters, they’d be swarmed by a swat team and shot within minutes.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) June 29, 2020
It’s ATROCIOUS that the president of the USA is sharing this video. Every single day he is in office he actively fuels conflict & division across the country. He doesn’t even know the meaning of the word UNITE. Instead he starts off another week in office by sharing this trash.
— MURRAY 🗽 (@murray_nyc) June 29, 2020
— Thomas – No filter ☜ (@Thomas_B_R) June 29, 2020