This election cycle we live in a political world where one candidate, Joe Biden, can blatantly lie with reckless abandon because he knows few will call him at it. The Trump campaign, on the issue of white supremacy and the false charge that the president is a racist, is hitting back hard.
Trump Campaign Fights Back
“The Trump campaign on Tuesday released a video compiling more than three dozen times President Trump has denounced white supremacy, as his Democratic rival Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris of California continue to claim this week on the campaign trail that he has failed to do so.
The Trump campaign rolled out a nearly 5-minute-long video of the president, featuring video clips from as recently as this month, to his 2016 presidential campaign, and dating all the way back to an interview Trump gave to Matt Lauer in the early 2000s, where he denounced white supremacy and ‘disavowed’ white supremacist groups.”
“President Trump wants to prosecute the KKK as a terrorist organization and has condemned white supremacy at least 38 times. 38 times!” a Trump campaign official told media. “The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative. Enough is enough.”
Trump Has Denounced Racism Many Times
There are myriad examples of Trump denouncing racism. But none of Joe Biden denouncing racists like Black Lives Matter or terrorists like Antifa. Not a one, because they are his base.
When asked at a debate to denounce white supremacy, Trump responded: “Sure, I’m willing to do that, but I would say almost everything I see is from the left-wing, not the right-wing. I am willing to do anything. I want to see peace…Who do you want me to condemn?” Trump said. “What do you want to call them? Give me a name…But I’ll tell you what, I’ll tell you what, somebody has got to do something about Antifa and the left. Because this is not a right-wing problem. This is a left-wing problem.”
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Biden interrupted, calling Antifa “an idea, not an organization.” That this man would defend a terrorist organization that has killed Americans and looted and burned their way across this country should disqualify him from elected office.
Trump fired back saying, “Oh, you’ve got to be kidding. When a bat hits you over the head, that’s not an idea,” Trump said. “Antifa is bad.”
At a town hall Trump said, “I denounce white supremacy, okay. I denounce white supremacy, I have, for years…You didn’t ask Joe Biden if he denounces Antifa.” Joe Biden will not denounce Black Lives Matter.
BLM supporters who claim to hate slavery and racism sure are good at being slaves to the racist Democrat party.
— Damani Felder (@TheDamaniFelder) October 27, 2020
The president added: “I denounce white supremacy, and you want to know something, I denounce Antifa.”
“The person who needs to condemn white supremacy is Joe Biden, who praised a former KKK Exalter Cyclops as his ‘mentor’ and ‘friend,’ the Trump campaign said, referring Biden’s relationship with late Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia.”
Byrd was a member of the Klu Klux Klan, a group started by Democrats to oppress black Americans. Democrats still practice the same sort of racism under different ideologies and labels.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on October 28, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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