John R. Bolton, a former national security adviser, has just released a stern book about Trump. He said on Sunday that the president’s lack of attention to detail made it possible that he had not noticed racist comments.
Bolton said in his “State of the Union Address”: “He didn’t pay attention to many things.” “It’s entirely possible that he posted this video on Twitter because he saw the sign and I think it was said in the first go-kart. Things like Trump 2020. That’s what he needs to see. Don’t take it seriously. It doesn’t take into account all the meaning of the information he gets.”
But Mr. Bolton added: “Perhaps you can draw a conclusion that he heard that this is racist. He tweeted to promote this message. This is a reasonable conclusion.”
Either way, the president’s initial decision was to agree to share blatant support for white supremacy, which is the latest example of his willingness to use his massive Twitter to inject inflammatory comments into the ongoing racist debate in the country.
In May, protests broke out after the Minneapolis police killed the black Negro George Floyd. Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter: “The shooting started when the robbery began. “This sentence has a long history with racism.
Recently, Mr. Trump used his Twitter feed to attack protesters, who turned down statues of Confederate generals, calling them “arsonists, anarchists, predators, and instigators.” On Saturday night, he posted 15 “Wanted Orders” posters on Twitter to search for people involved in vandalism at Lafayette Square outside the White House for the United States Park Police.
The video on Sunday (The New York Times could not be independently verified) appeared to show a slow parade in the Florida community where Mr. Trump’s supporters rode a golf cart, dressed in red, white and blue, and showed Pro-Trump material.