Gather ‘round ladies and gentlemen, boys and girl, it’s time for a little lesson.
You’ll hear lots of big, important people out there tell you that President Donald Trump is so sympathetic to white supremacists that, during last week’s presidential debate, couldn’t even bring himself to denounce them.
What they won’t tell you is this is a load of, well, you can fill in the blank. The letters BS come to mind though.
We’re used to the biased media spin on literally everything Trump ever does, sure.
But when it comes to whether or not he’s willing to denounce white supremacy and their oft-cited claims that he called white supremacists and neo-Nazis “very fine people,” they are boldly, flat-out lying.
It’s not a subtle, complex lie. It’s a brazen, utter denial of the truth lie.
And it’s time once again to set the record straight.
For our visual learners, here’s a quick video compilation. For easily led liberal Democrats who are susceptible to left-wing media lies, please turn off CNN, put down the New York Times and pay close attention:
Here is a compilation of @realDonaldTrump condemning white supremacy at least 17 times. pic.twitter.com/nttX9vvVtw
— James Klüg (@realJamesKlug) October 1, 2020
To begin with, let’s look at the “very fine people” hoax, because that is exactly what it is.
In August of 2017, following the Charlottesville, Virginia clashes between Antifa/Black Lives Matter activists and white supremacists and neo-Nazis, Trump specifically denounced “white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK.”
When, during a circus of a press conference in which journalists did everything they could to spin their fake news out of his comments, Trump said the following of those who objected to the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, which was the cause for the event:
“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.”
He later expressly said, “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”
After Charlottesville, President Trump said, "I'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally."pic.twitter.com/fJfS6wOZpR
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) August 12, 2020
I’m sorry, you’re going to have to attend remedial classes if this is still unclear to you.
Following last week’s fallout from the lead-in question posed to Trump by moderator Chris Wallace (if you can call him that), The Post Millennial compiled a list of this and several other incidents in which Trump also explicitly condemned white supremacists.
Here’s a sampling:
“The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division… I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence.”–August, 2018
“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.”–February 2017
“Recent threats targeting Jewish community centres and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms.”–April 2017
Any questions, class?
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