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Biden Kicks Off Campaign By Spreading an Easily Debunked Lie

Well, it’s official. Joe Biden has announced his campaign for the presidency in 2020 with an official launch video discussing ‘core values,” ending months – if not years – of speculation.

What makes this announcement peculiar is that Biden opted to start with a media-concocted hoax. A confident candidate wouldn’t have to stoop to such measures, but here is the former vice president within seconds of his campaign video beginning, promoting the Charlottesville hoax. A hoax that portrays President Trump as a racist for supposedly siding with neo-Nazis who attended a rally in 2017 which led to the death of Heather Heyer.

Biden lambasted Trump for saying at the time that “there were some very fine people on both sides.”

“With those words, the president of the United assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it,” he added.

The media has been driving this scandal ever since the President uttered the words “fine people.”

But those words were taken out of context, and Trump’s alleged support of white nationalists is simply a lie. Biden chose to begin his entry into the Democrat primary with that lie. It’s time to debunk this thing once and for all.

‘Fine People’ Taken Out of Context

The President’s comments were undoubtedly taken out of context. During the same line of questioning at a press conference three days after the tragic event, he unequivocally drew a line between the white supremacists and the “fine people” on both sides of a Confederate statue debate at the competing rallies.

First, the comment that has drawn the most attention from the media: Trump said, “You had some very bad people in that group … But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.”

This, the liberal media, and now apparently Biden as well, contends is evidence that Trump was equating the neo-Nazis to ‘fine people.’

In that same press conference, within seconds of making that statement, Trump said this:

Are we going to take down, are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him? Okay, good. Are we going to take down his statue? He was a major slave owner. Are we going to take down his statue? You know what? It’s fine, you’re changing history, you’re changing culture, and you had people – and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally – but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.

 

Additionally, Trump went on to say that the press coverage of the rally focusing on some peaceful rallygoers was unfair, and he again drew a distinction between those people and the white nationalists.

“You were saying the press has treated white nationalists unfairly?” a reporter asked.

“No, no,” Trump responded. “There were people in that rally … protesting very quietly … I’m sure in that group there were some bad ones.”

“The following day, it looked like they had some rough, bad people, neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call ‘em.”

To summarize, Trump said:

  • Bad people, not fine people.
  • The neo-Nazis and white nationalists “should be condemned totally.”

The line between who was good and who was bad at that rally was very clearly defined by President Trump. It was only the ‘fine people’ comment anyone in the media cared about. If you don’t believe the transcript, here’s the video evidence that Biden is ignoring:

Always Denounces White Supremacists

The Charlottesville hoax is similar to the one involving David Duke and Trump’s alleged refusal to denounce the KKK leader.

Duke himself jumped on the Charlottesville hoax and praised Trump’s ‘fine people’ statement without noting the rest of his words. It was an aspect the lying media enjoyed, as they had spent much of Trump’s campaign pretending he never denounced Duke’s support in the past.

Trump in 2000 actually left the reform party over David Duke’s inclusion, denouncing him as “a bigot, a racist.”

And in case you, the media, or Joe Biden can’t recall, Donald Trump has disavowed Duke explicitly since then, spanning nearly two decades.

Scott Adams, the famed Dilbert cartoonist, writes about both myths.

“Trump has publicly disavowed white supremacists numerous times, both before and after running for president,” Adams writes. “In the context of Charlottesville, the ‘fine people’ he was referring to were non-racists who prefer keeping confederate statues for historical/cultural reasons.”

Whether it’s Charlottesville, or David Duke, or any other instance involving race, ‘facts don’t matter‘ to the Democrat party or the media.

And now Joe Biden, the man leading nearly every major poll and the presumptive challenger to President Trump is more than willing to live by that mantra.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • damn people, better start investing in popcorn and peanuts. as this freak show is gonna be a humdinger.

  • Joe just saw how obama lied and his followers believed everything that he said so he is just trying to follow in obama's footsteps. I'd like to see him choose AOC for his running mate, that would be a hoot.

  • history is a tool to learn from. mistakes were made, and if you don't care about the future, then you are condemed to remake those mistakes. the past is a learning expeience, don't repeat it.

  • As we argue about the lies joe biden told about the Charlottesville comments made by President Trump we fail to delve into what Charlottesville was really all about.
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    First, white supremacists and nationalism are they the same thing?  White supremacists believe only white people should live in or control a country.  Nationalism is nothing more than being patriotic towards your country and putting your country ahead of all other countries it has nothing to do with one group of citizens being superior to another.  You can be any gender, any ethnic group, any age, any religion, any color and be a nationalist.
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    Second and perhaps more important is that many people today are attempting rewrite history by wiping it out by completely, changing names of streets and schools, tearing down statues etc.
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    History cannot be changed it must be embraced, it must be understood, you must reject the bad parts of history but you must acknowledge and cherish the good parts of our history.  Even more important we must acknowledge and understand humans can show greatness and still have flaws.  You cannot wipe out a persons great ideas because their actions did not match their actions in life.
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    What happed in Charlottesville was two issues clashed, white supremacists and tearing down history.  Many gathered at Charlottesville who opposed white supremacy and at the same time opposed tearing down the history or our country.  Those were the good people that President Trump was talking about.

  • Biden is the sleaze bag. He is a pig. Remember, when a Democrat accuses a Republican it is because the Democrat DID what he accuses others of doing! Everyone should read up on how Sleazy Joe and his son were reaping millions out of China and Ukraine while on official American business. He even had Ukraine people fired if they reported on him and his son doing business under the table for their personal coffers at our expense. He is a true liberal pig!

  • Did he ever visit pedophile Island with Bill and Hillary? How about Boys Town that rents boys to high ranking politicians?

  • BiteMe will have a tough time of lying out of these fraud deals that made his son millions of dollars. When these hit the "circuit" BiteMe is toast.

    The big question is how will the DNC take Bernie, the old burnt out hippie socialist, out this time?

    https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/378629-breitbart-editor-biden-and-kerrys-sons-inked-deal-with-chinese

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5507429/Bidens-son-Hunter-deal-Bank-China-fathers-trip.html

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-04/biden-funneled-18-billion-ukraine-while-son-bagged-sweetheart-government-deal

  • Some Republicans and RINOs fueled this BS propaganda as well. I hear things POTUS says and totally "understand" what he is saying so clearly. Then, the next day, I hear something completely opposite from what I heard after the spin from swamp politicians and the fake news distorts and twists it. Identity politics is frightening. What's even more frightening is how many stupid people fall for it every time because they REFUSE to think for themselves and/or do a little research. Biden is still spouting Obama's warning to Americans: they do want to fundamentally change our country. We will be a third-world country by the time they get finished with us.

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