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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that President Trump's retweet of a video featuring an apparent supporter yelling "white power" at protesters is "indefensible."

Why it matters: Scott is the only Black Republican in the Senate and is the architect of the Senate GOP's police reform bill, which has been fully endorsed by the White House.

What he's saying: "There's no question. He should not have retweeted it and he should just take it down," Scott said. "If you watch the entire video — you can't play it because it was so profanity laced. The entire thing was offensive. Certainly, the comment about the white power was offensive. There's no question."

  • "We can play politics with it or we can't. I'm not going to. I think it's indefensible, we should take it down. That's what I think."

Update: Trump appeared to have deleted the tweet around 11am ET Sunday, about three hours after posting it.

Go deeper: Video retweeted by Trump shows supporter yelling "white power"

Editor's note: This post has been updated to add that the tweet has since been deleted.

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Updated Oct 6, 2020 - Health

Trump, still infected with the coronavirus, says: "Maybe I'm immune"

President Trump, who is still infected with the coronavirus, declared in a video released to his Twitter account: "Now I'm better and maybe I'm immune."

Reality check: Though Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday evening, White House physician Sean Conley said that the president "may not be entirely out of the woods yet."

Updated Oct 5, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump makes "surprise visit" to supporters outside Walter Reed

President Trump posted a new video to his Twitter account on Sunday saying that he is going to pay a "surprise visit" to supporters who have gathered outside of Walter Reed hospital, where he is being treated for COVID-19. He was spotted moments later in an SUV wearing a mask and waving to supporters.

Why it matters: The drive-by likely violates CDC guidelines, which call on health care professionals to "limit transport and movement of the patient outside of the room to medically essential purposes."

Updated Oct 25, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trumpworld coronavirus tracker

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

An outbreak of COVID-19 has struck the White House — including the president himself — just weeks before the 2020 election.

Why it matters: If the president can get infected, anyone can. And the scramble to figure out the scope of this outbreak is a high-profile, high-stakes microcosm of America's larger failures to contain the virus and to stand up a contact-tracing system that can respond to new cases before they have a chance to become outbreaks.