Biden Peddles ‘Very Fine People On Both Sides’, Even Though Trump Said: “I’m Not Talking About The Neo-Nazis & White Nationalists, Because They Should Be Condemned Totally”

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Wednesday during a news conference with presumptive Democratic nominee and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), the former vice president accused President Donald Trump of the Charlottesville “very fine people” smear, which has been widely debunked.

“It’s also the third anniversary of that terrible day in Charlottesville, remember? Remember what it felt like to see those neo-Nazi’s? Close your eyes– and those clansmen, white supremacists coming out of fields, carrying lighted torches, faces contorted, budging, veins, pouring in the streets of a historic American city, spewing the same anti-Semitic bile we heard in Hitler’s Germany in the 30’s,” Biden said.

“Remember how it felt to see a violent clash ensue between those celebrating hate and those standing against it?” Joe Biden asked.

Biden went on to say: “It was a wake up call for all of us as a country. And for me, it was a call to action. My father use to say, ‘Silence is complicity’, not original to him, but he believed it. At that moment I knew I couldn’t stand by and let Donald Trump– a man who went on to say when asked about what he thought, he said there were ‘very fine people on both sides’.”

“No president of the United States of America has ever said anything like that,” Biden said.

However, the Commander in Chief did in fact condemn the neo-Nazi’s and white supremacists. “You had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue, and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name. I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally,” Trump said on August 2017. [Emphasis added]. Video Below

Joe Biden’s remarks:

President Donald Trump: “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally”.

CNN’s Jake Tapper even fact checked the Charlottesville controversy:

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The full readout from President Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville:


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