A number of left-leaning news outlets on Thursday stealthily left out President Donald Trump’s condemnation of Neo-Nazis and white nationalists who showed up at a “Unify the Right” demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.
Breitbart Elder Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak confronted Biden in Iowa on Thursday and said, “Mr. Vice President, are you aware that you’re misquoting Donald Trump in Charlottesville? He never ever called Neo-Nazis very great people.”
Biden replied, “No, he called all those folks who left of that — they were Neo-Nazis screaming hate, their veins bulging.”
” However he stated specifically that he was condemning them,” Pollak insisted.
” No, he did not. He said– let’s get this straight — he said there were very great individuals in both groups. They were chanting antisemitic slogans, carrying flags,” Biden stated, prior to storming away.
Certainly, President Trump held a press conference after violence broke out in Charlottesville, leaving one dead. ” We condemn in the greatest possible terms this egregious display screen of hatred”– “from all sides,” President Trump stated.
But President Trump went on to specifically condemn Neo-Nazis and white nationalists (focus included):
I do think there is blame– yes, I believe there is blame on both sides. You take a look at, you look at both sides. I believe there’s blame on both sides, and I believe about it, and you do not have any doubt about it either. And, and, and, and if you reported it properly, you would state.
Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some extremely bad people because group. However you also had people that were very great individuals on both sides. You had people because group– excuse me, excuse me. I saw the exact same images as you did. You had people in that group that existed to protest the taking down, of to them, an extremely, really essential statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.
It’s fine, you’re changing history, you’re changing culture, and you had people– andI’m not speaking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, due to the fact that they should be condemned absolutely— but you had many individuals in that group besides neo-Nazis and white nationalists, fine? And the press has actually treated them definitely unjustly. Now, in the other group also, you had some great individuals, but you also had troublemakers and you see them feature the black attire and with the helmets and with the baseball bats– you had a lot of bad individuals in the other group too.
Breitbart News has reported, the “‘ very fine people’ comment referred to non-violent demonstrators on both the left and right. During the exact same press conference, the president likewise condemned the murder of Heather Heyer, describing it as an act of ‘terrorism’ and ‘murder.'”
Nevertheless, while reporting on the Pollak-Biden conflict, numerous mainstream media outlets failed to mention President Trump’s condemnation of Neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Namely:
- U.S.A. Today
- Yahoo News
- TheDes Moines Register
CNN anchor Jake Tapper presumed regarding clearly state that President Trump is “not saying that the Neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people.”
Even CNN’s Jake Tapper confesses that President Donald Trump condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists: “He’s not stating that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine individuals” pic.twitter.com/2hy1rQp8nP
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 26, 2019
Jerome Hudson is Breitbart News Home Entertainment Editor and author of theupcomingbook50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know,from HarperCollins. FollowJerome Hudson on Twitter@jeromeehudson