Joe Biden has emerged from his basement to do what he does best—lie about President Donald Trump’s record because he knows he can’t compete. Yesterday, Joe Biden fanned the flames when he tweeted: “Three years ago today, white supremacists descended on Charlottesville with torches in hand and hate in their hearts. Our president said they were “very fine people. It was clear then, and it’s clear now: We are in a battle for the soul of our nation, and we must win. Heather Heyer was a brave young woman who saw what was happening in her hometown of Charlottesville and decided to fight against it. Let us honor her memory by continuing to stand against hate.”
Much like anything Biden says, these claims don’t hold up. The fact is, Joe Biden has openly befriended segregationists, flaunted an award from George Wallace, he honored a former Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, he worried his children would grow up in a “racial jungle,” frequently remarked that Barack Obama was “articulate” and “clean,” boasted about being from a slave state, and has used the n-word on multiple occasions.
Beyond that, Biden accepted the endorsement of Rep. James Clyburn, a proud supporter and strong defender of racist anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, who said Hitler was “a very great man.” His newly announced running-mate Kamala Harris also earned endorsements from Farrakhan lovers, including Rep. Alcee Hastings and Rep. William Lacy Clay.
President Trump, however, has repeatedly denounced hatred in all forms. Here are some examples:
- TRUMP: “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 21, 2017)
- TRUMP: “Recent threats targeting Jewish community centers 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 11, 2017)
- TRUMP: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America.” (August 14, 2017)
- TRUMP: “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division… I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence.” (August 11, 2018)
- TRUMP: “We forcefully condemn the evil of anti-Semitism and hate. It must be defeated.” (April 27, 2019)
Even CNN’s Jake Tapper recognized that President Trump did not call neo-Nazis or white supremacists “very fine people”. What President Trump actually said is “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists — because they should be condemned totally,” but Team Biden doesn’t want you to know that because it doesn’t fit their narrative.
It is time for the media to hold Joe Biden accountable for his decades-long career that is littered with blatant examples of racism. Joe Biden can try hurl phony accusations at President Trump all he wants, but the fact remains that President Trump has done more for black Americans in four years than Joe Biden did in his entire career.