President Biden suggests that former military and former police officers are helping to fuel the growth of white supremacy and white supremacist groups in America.
Biden made the remarks in discussing domestic terrorism in the United States at a Town Hall hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
“I got involved in politics to begin with because of civil rights and opposition to white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan,” he told the audience.
“The most dangerous people in America continue to exist. That is the greatest threat to terror in America: domestic terror.”
The President continued by alleging there are certain groups of people helping white supremacy spread in America.
“You see what’s happening — and the studies that are beginning to be done … about the impact of former military, former police officers, on the growth of white supremacy in some of these groups,” he said.
Biden Accuses Former Military Of Spreading White Supremacy
I’m not quite sure that accusing veterans of being partly responsible for the spread of white supremacy in America is the way to win the hearts and minds of our fighting men and women.
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Or, to achieve Biden’s self-professed goal of “unity.”
In fact, the entire segment above is a cesspool of lies and insinuations to create a negative narrative about the military and police officers in America.
And it’s a disgrace.
Let’s begin with the Professor from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his framing of the question:
I was shaken by the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, and on our democracy more broadly, by your predecessor and his followers. While I appreciate efforts being made to bring them to justice, I worry about ongoing threats to our country from Americans who embrace white supremacy and conspiracies that align with it. What can your administration do to address this complex and wide-ranging problem?
Mr. Biden says there is a “rise” in white supremacy. Where?
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) February 17, 2021
First off, what does the brief unrest at the Capitol have to do with white supremacy?
If white supremacy is legislators who contest electoral vote counts, that’s something Democrats have done on multiple occasions.
If it’s mob violence, well…
Second – is white supremacy an “ongoing” and “wide-ranging” problem?
As former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on race relations in America: “It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse on race relations today than we were in the past.”
Aside from the travesty of dishonesty regarding a media-fueled theory, Biden proceeded to lie about former President Trump saying he never denounced the Proud Boys.
“You may remember in one of my debates with the former President, I asked him to condemn the Proud Boys,” Biden said. “He wouldn’t do it. He said, ‘Stand by. Stand ready.’ Or whatever the phrasing exactly was.”
It was actually Fox News reporter Chris Wallace who asked Trump to denounce the Proud Boys.
Which he did … twice.
“Are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia group and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha and as we’ve seen in Portland?” Wallace asked.
“Sure. Sure I’m willing to do that,” Trump replied.
In fact, Trump has repeatedly denounced white supremacy, across many years. Watch:
Smearing Our Military
But setting aside the framing of the question to Biden, let’s look at Biden’s response.
Smearing veterans as a significant source of white supremacy in America has been a staple of the young Biden era.
In his inaugural address, President Biden promised Americans he would answer the “cry for racial justice” and to defeat “white supremacy” and “domestic terrorism.”
Leading up to that address, National Guard troops were vetted for ‘extremist’ views despite there being “no intelligence indicating an insider threat” to the event.
And last month, Democrat lawmakers reportedly sought to add language into this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would keep alleged white supremacists from joining the military.
“Lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands to prevent white supremacists and other extremists from joining and remaining in the military,” the Hill reported.
CAPITOL ATTACK: Lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands to prevent white supremacists and other extremists from joining and remaining in the military. https://t.co/w2Rikkdf8a
— KWTX News 10 (@kwtx) January 25, 2021
Could their hatred of American service members be any more palpable?
While Biden is vowing to fight domestic terror head-on, it is actually Squad members like Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) who are opposing the expansion of terror laws following the Capitol riot.
“To expand the government’s national security powers once again at the expense of the human civil rights of the American people would only serve to further undermine our democracy, not protect it,” Tlaib said.
Tlaib, Omar, and eight other Democrats sent a letter to leadership in the House and Senate to “reject reactionary demands to further erode the rights and liberties of the American people.”
I’m leading the call for national security powers to not be expanded in light of the attack on our nation’s Capitol that occurred two weeks ago, as such measures often lead to the erosion of Americans’ civil liberties. pic.twitter.com/K6IHTPQzne
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) January 19, 2021
If you need a second to think about that one, I did, too.
If Biden were genuinely interested in combating white supremacy, he’d stop focusing on the military, our veterans, and former police officers and maybe go after people who:
- Warn of a future where one’s children would be forced into a “racial jungle.”
- Say the African-American community lacks a diversity of thought.
- Assume being a poor kid equates to being black.
- Claim anyone who doesn’t vote for a particular candidate is not really black.
- Lament that one can’t go to a Dunkin Donuts or 7-Eleven without having to hear an Indian accent.
⚠️14 YEARS AGO TODAY: Joe Biden said “you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin Donuts 𝘂𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁. I’m not joking!”
Another thing that’s not a joke? Biden’s long history of saying racist things. pic.twitter.com/VQDFOol4BU
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) June 17, 2020
I’m not joking either, Joe.
Maybe work on your own racist issues before smearing our military with the broad brush of white supremacy.
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