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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:57 PM

Officials Confirm Man Shouting 'White Power' in Video Shared by Trump Is Retired Miami Firefighter

(NBC Miami) Miami-Dade Fire Rescue has confirmed that the man chanting the racist slogan "white power" in a controversial video retweeted by President Donald Trump Sunday was a retired Miami-Dade firefighter.

The video appeared to have been taken at The Villages, a Florida retirement community, and showed dueling demonstrations between Trump supporters and opponents.

“Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump tweeted along with the video.

Moments into the video clip he shared, a man driving a golf cart displaying pro-Trump signs and flags shouts "white power." The video also shows anti-Trump protesters shouting “Nazi," “racist," and profanities at the Trump backers.

Trump eventually deleted the tweet, and the White House later issued a statement saying the president had not heard "the one statement" on the video. "White power" is a slogan associated with white supremacists.

On Sunday evening, the Miami Firefighters labor union denied a claim made on Twitter that the man was a retired City of Miami firefighter.

By Monday morning, however, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue put out an official statement confirming that the man was indeed a "longtime" retired MDFR employee.

(Read More) https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/officials-confirm-man-shouting-white-power-in-video-shared-by-trump-is-retired-miami-firefighter/2255236/

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Reply Officials Confirm Man Shouting 'White Power' in Video Shared by Trump Is Retired Miami Firefighter (Original post)
FM123 Jun 2020 OP
Freedomofspeech Jun 2020 #1
zipplewrath Jun 2020 #6
Funtatlaguy Jun 2020 #7
Freedomofspeech Jun 2020 #9
louis-t Jun 2020 #2
GitRDun Jun 2020 #3
Hortensis Jun 2020 #4
SoCalNative Jun 2020 #5
dalton99a Jun 2020 #8

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:24 PM

1. The Villages...

What a hell hole.

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Response to Freedomofspeech (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:26 PM

6. Hot bed of STD's

Or so it's been reported.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:57 PM

7. Yes. It's a Republican Peyton Place for horny old racists.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 08:03 PM

9. Probably lies...

Those old bastards do not have enough blood in their brains for it to flow anyplace else.🙄

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:49 PM

2. Villages of the Damned.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:56 PM

3. Roger Stokes retired firefighter

I bet his kids are blushing with.....pride.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:09 PM

4. I hope this schmuck is every bit as racist as this sounds.

Since this is his new identity from now on, he should richly deserve it. I'd like that confirmed just for comfort, though. Although he ended up angry, he might have have responded with a joke to some very badly behaved whackjob calling him a racist and Nazi. Not something that happens to any of us every day, even those who proudly support Trump.

Like FreedomofSpeech's offering in fact. "Hellhole." Or me once telling a Republican who claimed I supported widespread welfare fraud because I was a Democrat, of course, that making people happy with other peoples' money gave me warm fuzzies.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:09 PM

5. They should take away

his pension

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:07 PM

8. "White Power" retired firefighter Roger Stokes:

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