“Thanks to the great people of The Villages. The radical left does nothing. The Democrats will fall in the fall. Corrupt Joe is killed. See you soon !!” wrote in the tweet.
CNN contacted the White House for comment.
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, responded to CNN’s “State of the Union” video played with Jake Tapper on Sunday.
“I have not seen that video or that tweet, but of course neither the President nor his administration nor we would do anything to support white supremacy or anything that supports discrimination of any kind,”
Azar declined to comment further when Tapper asked if it had been a mistake by the President. “But obviously the President and all his administration would be against any act of white supremacy.”
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton told Tapper later on the same program that Trump may have tweeted the video because he saw a “Trump 2020” sign and paid no attention.
“It may be that you can draw a conclusion that he heard it, and he was racist, and he tweeted it to promote the message. It is a legitimate conclusion to be drawn. It is also entirely legitimate to say that he had no idea what else was in the video. other than the Trump sign, “Bolton said.
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, the only black senator from the Republican conference, said the video retweeted by the president is offensive and “untenable”.
“There’s no doubt about it. He shouldn’t have retweeted it and he should just take it apart,” Scott told Tapper.
Amid the nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality this month, the President scaled down the divisive issues rather than seeking a unifying tone.
This story was updated with further developments on Sunday.
CNN’s Manu Raju, Kevin Liptak, Ryan Nobles and Donald Judd contributed to this report.