Joe Biden continued pushing his Charlottesville lie, while also linking President Trump to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in a sermon at a black church in South Carolina on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Joe Biden told the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina.“We can defeat this moment of hate. … This president and his — the Ku Klux Klans and the rest of them, they think they’ve beaten us again. But they have no idea — we’re just coming back. God love you all,”
In a halting speech, Biden also repeated the lie that President Donald Trump had referred to white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville as “very fine people” in August 2017.
“They asked the president what he thought, and he said, ‘There are very fine people on both sides’,” Biden claimed.
In fact, Trump specifically condemned those groups, as the transcript of his remarks reveals.
Trump had praised non-violent protesters on either side of the removal of a Confederate statue as “very fine people,” contrasting them with violent rioters, and saying neo-Nazis and white nationalists should be “condemned totally.”
Biden has made the false claim throughout his campaign, citing it as his very reason for running in his launch video. His sermon Sunday repeated what he has said previously in South Carolina — but with an explicit link to the KKK.
Breitbart News specifically confronted Joe Biden directly at the Iowa State Fair last summer with the fact that he was misquoting the president.
— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) August 8, 2019
Despite Clown News Network Jake Tapper admitting on CNN that President Donald Trump condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists, Joe Biden and his campaign continue to lie in order to spread their fake news “Charlottesville hoax.”
Even CNN’s Jake Tapper admits that President Donald Trump condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists: “He’s not saying that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people” pic.twitter.com/2hy1rQp8nP
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 26, 2019