The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the apparent sign, which occurred as the president spoke at a crowded gathering at The Villages, a huge luxury retirement community in Florida.
The alleged move follows a video in June, also from The Villages, where, in a heated exchange between pro and anti-Trump protesters, a Trump supporter reportedly shouted “Trump 2020” and “white power.” The president retweeted the now deleted. video, according to NPR.
The OK hand symbol, which looks like the letters W and P, for white power, was first adopted ironically online in 2017, and then without irony after that, as a symbol of white supremacy, according to the watchdog group. of hate, the Anti-Defamation League. White supremacist Brenton Tarrant, for example, vomited OK during a court appearance after his arrest for allegedly slaughtering 50 people in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Roger Stone, the president’s former adviser, was also pictured flashing an OK hand sign with a group of Proud Boys, a white supremacist group, which he hired as personal security at a Republican conference from 2018.
But on several occasions the president has either half-heartedly condemned or openly expressed his approval of people with white supremacist ideas.
“Abraham Lincoln is here one of the most racist presidents in modern history. He spills fuel on every racist fire – every one of them, ”Mr. Biden said.
He also added, “This guy is a dog whistle as big as a foghorn. “