Trump's endorsement of these supporters - and the subsequent "white power" remark - comes amid more than a month of nationwide protests against institutional racism and police brutality following the May 25 killing of George Floyd.
President Donald Trump in a late Tuesday night tweet issued his strongest veto threat yet on a must-pass defense spending bill should lawmakers not strip language requiring bases named after Confederate leaders be rechristened. The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall.
The video of a pro-Trump golf cart parade in the Villages, a retirement community in central Florida, includes counterdemonstrators calling the president a bigot.
"Corrupt Joe is shot".
"He did not hear the one statement made on the video".
As they drive past, anti-Trump protesters who gathered on the side of the street shout at them, with one man heard repeating the word "racist". "See you soon!" Trump tweeted, as he shared the video that opens with an elderly white man in a golf cart decorated with Trump signs being heckled by a counterprotester who asks "where's your white hood?"
Reaction to the president's sharing of the video was largely negative and even came from within the Republican Party. Tim Scott said during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.
While the video was tweeted Saturday and so far received almost 15,000 retweets, it appears to have been recorded on June 14, according to a recap of the rally posted by the community news outlet Villages News.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, condemned Trump.
The White House hasn't immediately responded to questions about why Trump tweeted the video.
Vice President Mike Pence refused repeated opportunities to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter" on Sunday, telling CBS' "Face the Nation" program: "I really believe that all lives matter and that's where the heart of the American people lies".