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Trump tweets video of fan in The Villages yelling 'white power'

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'The shooting starts'

Trump has faced criticism about his rhetoric since the protests against police brutality began after Floyd's death.

In late May, as some of the protests turned violent, Trump tweeted that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" -- a phrase used by a White Miami police chief to threaten civil rights protesters in the 1960s.

Trump said he didn't know the origin of the phrase, but on June 11 he told an interviewer on Fox News that he heard it from former Philadelphia Police Commissioner and Mayor Frank Rizzo, whose tenure was marked by police violence against black communities.

During his run for a third mayoral term, Rizzo urged people to "vote white."

 

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