President Biden once more repeated the false declare that his predecessor Donald Trump referred to as neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “superb folks” throughout a press convention at NATO headquarters Thursday.
A reporter requested about any potential issues relating to relations between the US and NATO nations if Trump wins the presidential election in 2024.
Biden went on a tangent and repeated the Charlottesville story, one thing he has cited prior to now because the very cause he ran for President within the first place.
“I had no intention of operating for President once more and — till I noticed these people popping out of the fields in Virginia carrying torches and carrying Nazi banners and actually singing the identical vile rhyme that they utilized in Germany within the … ‘30s,” he stated.
“After which, when the gentleman you talked about (Trump) was requested what he thought — and a younger girl was killed, a protester — … he stated, ‘There are superb folks on either side,’” Biden continued. “And that’s after I determined I wasn’t going to be quiet any longer.”
As PolitiFact factors out, Biden leaves out the context of Trump explicitly saying, “And also you had folks — and I’m not speaking in regards to the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists — as a result of they need to be condemned completely.”
It is going to at all times be humorous to me when Biden says how Trump’s “very superb folks on either side” line from Charlottesville was his inspiration to run for president.
The person actually started his presidential marketing campaign on a lie. pic.twitter.com/hJlu8EDFCG
— Greg Value (@greg_price11) March 24, 2022
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Biden’s ‘Good Folks’ Story
In actuality, inside seconds of constructing the ‘superb folks’ remark referring to the peaceable protestors in Charlottesville at that press convention, the President particularly referred to as out the bigots on the rally.
“I’m not speaking in regards to the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists,” Trump stated, “as a result of they need to be condemned completely.”
The transcript spells it out plainly:
Moreover, Trump went on to say that the press protection of the rally specializing in some peaceable rallygoers was unfair, and he once more drew a distinction between these folks and the white nationalists.
“You have been saying the press has handled white nationalists unfairly?” a reporter requested. understanding full nicely he hadn’t.
“No, no,” Trump responded. “There have been folks in that rally … protesting very quietly … I’m certain in that group there have been some dangerous ones.”
“The next day, it seemed like that they had some tough, dangerous folks, neo-Nazis, white nationalists, no matter you need to name ‘em.”
🚨FACT CHECK: After Charlottesville, President Trump stated, “I’m not speaking in regards to the neo-Nazis and white nationalists, as a result of they need to be condemned completely.” #DemConvention pic.twitter.com/qCOhDu0x3r
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) August 21, 2020
To summarize, Trump stated:
- Dangerous folks, not superb folks, when referencing the racists within the crowd.
- The neo-Nazis and white nationalists “needs to be condemned completely.”
After all Joe Biden waffled on about Charlottesville and introduced up the debunked “good folks on either side” line on the NATO emergency summit.
Trump lives of their heads lease free.
— Lewis Brackpool (@Lewis_Brackpool) March 24, 2022
Welcomes a Rematch With Trump
President Biden, as a senator in 1993, praised a bunch often known as the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) – a company dedicated to preserving Accomplice statues with ties to the Ku Klux Klan – as “superb folks.”
Biden stated the group, whom historians for fairly a while have referred to as an advocacy group for white supremacy, was “a company made up of many superb individuals who proceed to show the Accomplice flag.”
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) June 12, 2020
Biden additionally instructed reporters on the NATO summit he’d really feel fairly fortunate if Trump was his opponent in a 2024 re-election effort.
“The subsequent election, I’d be very lucky if I had that very same man operating towards me,” he boasted.
Biden mentioned Trump and the 2024 election on the NATO summit.
— POLITICO (@politico) March 24, 2022
Contemplating that remark got here in the identical response during which he talked about Charlottesville, it might seem Biden feels very assured in having the ability to repeat that declare advert nauseam with no repercussions from the media for spreading misinformation.
And why not? Roughly three years in the past – three years minimal he’s been telling this story – Biden kicked off his marketing campaign with the identical ‘superb folks’ lie.
“With these phrases, the president of the United assigned an ethical equivalence between these spreading hate and people with the braveness to face towards it,” Biden stated.
That Biden repeated this false declare in entrance of NATO allies is despicable.