Outrage over Trump’s retweet of supporter shouting ‘white power’ – live

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4.07pm BST

US vice-president Mike Pence has attributed the alarming rise in coronavirus cases throughout the United States in part to young people who are failing to follow social distancing guidelines.

“What is happening here is a combination of increased testing – we’re able to test a great deal more Americans than we were able to several months ago – but it also may be indication that as we’re opening our economy up, that younger Americans have been congregating in ways that may have disregarded the guidance that we gave on the federal level for all the phases of reopening,” Pence said Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation.

3.39pm BST

South Carolina’s Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the US Senate, has condemned Donald Trump’s retweet of a video containing a white power message and said it should be removed from Twitter.

“There’s no question that he should not have retweeted it and he should just take it down,” Scott said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.

“He should not have retweeted and he should just take it down… It is indefensible,” GOP Sen. Tim Scott reacts to the video President Trump shared of a man driving a golf cart with Trump campaign posters, chanting “white power.” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/76wZzokkUw pic.twitter.com/4zk2rFndcP

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Source: The Guardian
Outrage over Trump’s retweet of supporter shouting ‘white power’ – live