Well, this is awkward.
It seems like ages ago, but Joe Biden launched his campaign by lying about commentary from President Trump regarding Charlottesville. Biden repeated the falsehood that the President had called the neo-nazis marching “very fine people.” In fact, he made a point to exclude them from any such qualifier, pointing out that they were undoubtedly evil.
For posterity, here’s Trump’s full comment.
“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”
After another question at that press conference, Trump became even more explicit:
“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”
Now, a clip of Joe Biden having a real, not out of context “very fine people” moment has emerged.
Caleb Hull ✔ @CalebJHull I just spliced together Joe Biden’s campaign launch ad attacking Trump for his “fine people” comment and Joe Biden himself saying in 1993 that there are “many fine people” who display the confederate flag.
It really is something.