The establishment media have repeated lies about Donald Trump being a racist so often that some of their narratives are believed as true. The most outrageous of these lies is the “Charlottesville Hoax,” which contends the President described the Neo-Nazis who also attended a rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017, as “fine people.”
What a joke.
Such a joke that Joe Biden is using it as the hook to launch his presidential campaign. He employed it in a video.
The event in Charlottesville centered around the removal of an iconic, long-standing statue of Robert E. Lee in a park bearing his name. Besides removing the statue, changing the name of the park was also being proposed. A rally was assembled to protest these sought-after changes and a variety of groups showed up, including Neo-Nazis. Events escalated and a woman was actually killed in the violent melee that ensued.
At a press event, President Trump openly shared his thoughts on the tragic events in Charlottesville. Here are his actual words:
“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 from the press, Trump said:
“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”
So when he says “very fine people” he is referring to a specific group of protesters, and not only does he keep emphasizing this, but he gets more specific about them:
But not all of those people were Neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch. Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue, Robert E. Lee. So this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you all—you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop? But they were there to protest—excuse me. You take a look, the night before, they were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee.
And later in the press conference:
There were people in that rally, and I looked the night before. If you look, they were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I’m sure in that group there were some bad ones. The following day, it looked like they had some rough, bad people—neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest and very legally protest, because you know—I don’t know if you know, they had a permit.
The left hates context.