"But obviously neither the president, his administration nor I would do anything to be supportive of white supremacy or anything that would support discrimination of any kind", Azar said.
Though the tweet was deleted, it sparked condemnations from some members of his own party. Sen.
Trump allies, meantime, were pressed to defend his tweet on the Sunday morning talk shows.
Trump's endorsement of these supporters - and the subsequent "white power" remark - comes amid more than a month of nationwide protests against institutional racism and police brutality following the May 25 killing of George Floyd.
Trump has always been accused of fanning racial tensions, including during the nationwide reckoning over racial inequality triggered by the death-in-custody of African American George Floyd a month ago.
"There's no question he should not have retweeted it", Scott told CNN's "State of the Union", and "he should just take it down".
"He should just take it down", Scott said, adding that he thinks the video is "indefensible". In response, the man driving the golf cart is heard repeating "white power" while pumping his fist in the air as he drives out of frame.
While the president has always been accused of being racist and using the language of white supremacists and similar far-right groups, Trump has often said he believes he is the "least racist person in the world." .
The president has been accused of worsening racial tensions in the country over the course of his time in the White House, while failing to promote a reconciliation programme.
Former national security adviser John Bolton told Tapper on "State of the Union" that it's possible that Trump tweeted the video because he saw a "Trump 2020" sign and had not paid attention.
More recently, Trump has used his Twitter feed to attack protesters who have pulled down statues of Confederate generals, calling them "arsonists, anarchists, looters, and agitators".
"We're in a battle for the soul of the nation - and the President has picked a side", Biden tweeted.