President Biden once more repeated the false claim that his predecessor Donald Trump referred to as neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “nice individuals” throughout a press convention at NATO headquarters Thursday.
A reporter requested about any potential considerations relating to relations between the US and NATO international locations if Trump wins the presidential election in 2024.
Biden went on a tangent and repeated the Charlottesville story, one thing he has cited previously 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 of us 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 individuals on each side,’” Biden continued. “And that’s after I determined I wasn’t going to be quiet any longer.”
As PolitiFact points out, Biden leaves out the context of Trump explicitly saying, “And also you had individuals — 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 would all the time be humorous to me when Biden says how Trump’s “very nice individuals on each 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 Individuals’ Story
In actuality, inside seconds of creating the ‘nice individuals’ 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 individuals and the white nationalists.
“You have been saying the press has handled white nationalists unfairly?” a reporter requested. understanding full properly he hadn’t.
“No, no,” Trump responded. “There have been individuals in that rally … protesting very quietly … I’m certain in that group there have been some dangerous ones.”
“The next day, it regarded like they’d some tough, dangerous individuals, 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 individuals, not nice individuals, when referencing the racists within the crowd.
- The neo-Nazis and white nationalists “needs to be condemned completely.”
In fact Joe Biden waffled on about Charlottesville and introduced up the debunked “good individuals on each 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 group often known as the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) – a corporation dedicated to preserving Accomplice statues with ties to the Ku Klux Klan – as “nice individuals.”
Biden stated the group, whom historians for fairly a while have referred to as an advocacy group for white supremacy, was “a corporation made up of many nice individuals who proceed to show the Accomplice flag.”
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) June 12, 2020
Biden additionally advised reporters on the NATO summit he’d really feel fairly fortunate if Trump was his opponent in a 2024 re-election effort.
“The following election, I’d be very lucky if I had that very same man operating in opposition to 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 will 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 ‘nice individuals’ lie.
“With these phrases, the president of the United assigned an ethical equivalence between these spreading hate and people with the braveness to face in opposition to it,” Biden stated.
That Biden repeated this false declare in entrance of NATO allies is despicable.