The Trump campaign hit back at Joe Biden’s lies about what the president said about Charlottesville three years ago. Democrats are hoping Americans won’t fact-check this lie.
The narrative on what the president said has been to push that Trump included white supremacists in the group he described as “very fine people”…THIS IS NOT TRUE!
The videos and transcript of what President Trump really said about Charlottesville are below.
The transcript from Joel Pollak who confronted Biden last year about this lie:
I confronted @JoeBiden directly last year with the fact that he was misquoting Trump on Charlottesville and “very fine people.” He spewed a lot of nonsense; his campaign hysterically quoted the proof he was wrong. Yet media who reported our exchange never linked to the transcript pic.twitter.com/wUOQzlKDf5
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) August 12, 2020
CNN’s Jake Tapper fact-checked Trump’s speech:
Fact check from CNN's Jake Tapper about Joe Biden's lies about Charlottesville:
"Elsewhere in those remarks the President did condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists. So he’s not saying that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people” pic.twitter.com/fsuM0xarmt
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 12, 2020
Prager U has a great video about the lie told about President Trump:
Sure enough, Joe Biden again lies as he spreads the #VeryFinePeople hoax. President Trump never referred to bigots as fine people.
In fact, Trump explicitly condemned them.
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) August 12, 2020