Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, in the span of one sentence, compared President Trump to the KKK during a sermon to a black church in South Carolina.
Biden delivered his remarks in front of a predominantly black congregation at Bethlehem Baptist Church, railing against the President for allegedly fomenting an atmosphere of hate in America.
“This president and his – the Ku Klux Klans and the rest of them, they think they’ve beaten us again. But they have no idea – we’re just coming back,” Biden told attendees according to the New York Times.
And his what, Joe? His supporters? His voters? It sounds like the ‘deplorables’ version 2.0.
Same guy who warned Romney was going to put people back in chains.
Mentioning Trump and K.K.K. in Same Sentence, Biden Condemns Hate https://t.co/TLKhzDsmXA
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) January 20, 2020
Resurrects the Charlottesville Hoax
Biden’s fiery sermon pivoted to an old standby lie he’s been telling since he announced his presidential bid – the Charlottesville hoax.
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“I thought you could defeat hate,” he lamented. “But hate only hides. It never fully goes away.”
He mentioned President Trump’s commentary in the aftermath of Charlottesville and the media-driven narrative that he defended the actions of neo-nazis at a rally in 2017 which led to the death of Heather Heyer.
“And they asked the president what he thought, and he said, ‘There were very fine people on both sides,'” he claimed.
In reality, within seconds of making the ‘fine people’ comment referring to the peaceful protestors in Charlottesville at that press conference, the President specifically called out the bigots at the rally.
“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists,” Trump said, “because they should be condemned totally.”
Here is the video of Trump saying it: “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally”
Joe Biden denies that this happened pic.twitter.com/AejOrmskoe
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 8, 2019
Does Joe Think Voters Like Being Lied To?
This isn’t the first time Biden has played the race card to a black crowd.
The former vice-president is, after all, the same man who famously told a predominantly black group in 2012 that then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Republicans were “going to put y’all back in chains.”
Biden has a history of upsetting the black community. In this clip from the ’12 campaign trail, Biden brazenly tells an audience “he gon’ put y’all back in chains,” referring to his GOP opponent, Mitt Romney. This careless quote understandably caused a lot of outrage at the time. pic.twitter.com/giXmRxmizd
— RAM (Richard Armande Mills) (@RAMRANTS) November 22, 2017
While Biden is busy casting Trump and his supporters as racists, he has praised the late Senator Robert Byrd, a one-time top officer in the Ku Klux Klan as “a very close friend of mine, one of my mentors.”
Video surface last month of Biden praising a pro-Confederacy group who prominently displayed the Confederate flag as “fine people.”
Joe Biden called the United Daughters Of The Confederacy “an organization made up of many fine people who continue to display the Confederate flag.” pic.twitter.com/uWRNUCU4sO
— Trump War Room — Text FIGHT to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) December 8, 2019
And Biden has the audacity to speak of Trump and his supporters in the same breath as the KKK? Can you imagine if the President had these incidents in his past, what the media outrage would be?
Perhaps when Biden spoke of ‘defeating hate,’ he was looking in the mirror.
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