Joe Biden Gets Dunked by Trump War Room After Releasing New Ad Perpetuating the 'Very Fine People' Lie

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Like many other Democratic presidential candidates, Joe Biden firmly believes in using the repetition tactic when it comes to spouting off vicious falsehoods about his political opponents often in hopes of getting people to believe the lies.

There is no better example of this than the media-driven smear regarding President Trump’s remarks in the aftermath of the August 2017 Charlottesville riots that left one dead and 19 others injured. The media and Democrats alike (but I repeat myself) often claim – without evidence – that Trump called the neo-Nazis/white supremacists who marched in the protests “very fine people.”

Biden himself launched his campaign in April 2019 by perpetuating the lie, and he did it again most recently on New Year’s Day by way of a new ad in which he references Trump’s comments out of context:

The Trump War Room Twitter account sprung into action after seeing the ad, and corrected the record by posting a video of Trump’s comments in context:

They also posted a link to a post done by my Red State colleague Nick Arama last month which noted Biden has his own “fine people” statements to answer for:

For the record, here are Trump’s exact words from that August 2017 presser:

My colleagues seem prepared to dispute our own network’s correct contemporaneous reporting and the very clear transcripts of the now-infamous Trump Tower presser on the tragic events of Charlottesville. Here are the unambiguous actual words of President Trump:

“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 at that press conference, Trump became even more explicit:

“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”

Anyone who isn’t suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome can see the “fine people on both sides” remark was not in reference to any white supremacists/neo-Nazis in the crowd. Instead, he was referring to the people in the crowd who were for and against the statue’s removal who were not part of any violent hate groups or movements.

Why does the “he praised neo-Nazis and white supremacists” lie persist? Because the mainstream media and Democrats have vested interests in keeping it going. Many other current or former 2020 presidential candidates have also referenced the misquote, including Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) and Beto O’Rourke. And when they do, they are never corrected. It’s treated as factual. And there is no “without evidence” phrasing to stories quoting them on it.

Once again, Democrats get held to completely different standards than Republicans do when it comes to media fact checking. Go figure.