Joe Biden has been one of President Trump’s most vocal critics following the Charlottesville rally a few years ago. Trump mentioned their were fine people on both sides of the protest.
Biden is once again looking hypocritical over unfounded attacks against President Trump.
Biden has repeatedly lied about remarks that Trump made in the wake of what transpired in Charlottesville in August 2017, falsely claiming that Trump said that there were very fine people on the side of the white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Biden even launched his campaign on that lie, saying in his campaign launch video:
Charlottesville is also home to a defining moment for this nation in the last few years. It was there on August of 2017 we saw Klansmen and white supremacists and neo-Nazis come out in the open. Their crazed faces, illuminated by torches, veins bulging and bearing the fangs of racism. Chanting the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the thirties. And they were met by a courageous group of Americans. And a violent clash ensued. And a brave young woman lost her life. And that’s when we heard the words of the President of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation. He said there were quote “some very fine people on both sides.” Very fine people on both sides? With those words the President of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime.
Trump was referring to a group of people who were protesting the removal of a historical monument of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Even CNN’s Jake Tapper, who is a heavily biased critic of the president, admitted earlier this year in response to Biden’s video that Trump did not call neo-Nazis and white supremacists “very fine people.”
In his speech at the time, Trump said:
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. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people. But you also had troublemakers, and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats. You had a lot of bad people in the other group.
“He’s not saying that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people,” Tapper said, as he noted that Trump was referring to protesters who did not want Confederate monuments removed and who were separate from the neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
Biden was confronted by Breitbart’s Joel Pollak over the false claim and Biden proceeded to explode on Pollak for confronting him on the lie.
Biden, on the other hand, has a history of praising racist segregationist Democratic Senators, stating that they were very civil.