Trump Holds Up A Sign At Rally With Supporters & Immediately Regrets It (VIDEO)

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To kick off the holiday weekend, President Trump attended a gathering of his supporters in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday. After interacting with many of the attendees, one of the supporters in attendance greeted the president with a sign, which Trump later took from the individual to hold up and show to the rest of the crowd. On the sign itself, were the words, “Keep on tweeting!” The video captured by ABC News depicts the moment where President Trump holds the sign in the air and shows it to the crowd of supporters that had gathered.

President Trump became infamous during the presidential election campaign for making his thoughts and beliefs well-known on Twitter, using the social media platform to further portray his discontent with his fellow candidates, the news media, and any other concerns that came to mind. The president has continued to use Twitter as a means of communicating various, sometimes culturally insensitive, messages on the platform.

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In November, the president’s Twitter account came under fire and received a great deal of backlash in the international community, when he retweeted and shared numerous videos that were posted from a group called Britain First, a notably right wing and anti-Muslim group that conducts activist operations in the United Kingdom. The leader of Britain First was later arrested for his role in various hate crimes across the country, and a later revelation provided insight into the fact that one of the videos was a complete hoax to begin with.

Upon identifying that the videos were fabrications and did not provide real insight, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the president’s tweeting by stating that:

‘I’m not talking about the nature of the video, I think you’re focusing on the wrong thing. The threat is real and that is what the president is talking about.’

The president’s retweets even received condemnation from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, who was quick to issue a statement claiming that the actions of President Trump were wrong, and that such groups and their objectives should not be shown support.

Trump’s Twitter activity has become controversial, both prior to his election, as well as afterwards during his presidency, as he has used the platform to decry his sentiment against “fake news” outlets, which, in his perception, include those such as New York Times and CNN. Furthermore, many of the president’s tweets have caused a great deal of division within his own party, as some of the claims made in his posts have proven counterproductive to the party’s intentions and needs to promote legislation and keep a lower profile.

Trump has gone so far as to get into heated battles with members of the GOP on the social media platform, making his criticisms of certain actions or individuals known. Earlier this year, he attacked critics in his own party, including that of Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), as well as Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

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