President Joe Biden has reiterated the lie that former Trump referred to the Nazis as “very good people” shortly after a deadly rally in Charlottesville. A reporter asked Biden how he could be sure that in 2024 his successor would not undo his “diplomatic approach” to NATO. The president has responded by telling a story he has been telling since 2019, claiming that Charlottesville inspired him to retire and run for president.
“I wasn’t going to run anymore, and I mean, sincerely, I had no desire to run for president again, until I saw him take a torch from the Virginia field and carry a Nazi banner and literally sing the same song. They are the worst kind of rhyme used in Germany, “Biden said. “And then the gentleman you mentioned [Trump] He was asked what he thought and a young woman was killed, a defendant, and when asked what he thought, he said there were “very good people” on both sides. And then I decided that what I really needed to do was learn how to do it right. “
It will always be funny to me when Biden says how Trump’s “very good people on both sides” line from Charlottesville was his inspiration to run for president.
The man literally started his presidential campaign on a lie. pic.twitter.com/hJlu8EDFCG
– Greg Price (reg greg_price11) March 24, 2022
Despite Biden’s repeated lies, Trump never referred to Nazis or white supremacists as “very good people.”
The fraud was born during an unwritten press conference shortly after the rally, where Trump pushed back against media efforts to tie extremist groups to his base. Trump just mentioned that the “Unit the Right” rally was originally organized as a protest against the removal of a Confederate statue. The “very good people” referred to by Trump were peaceful protesters, not extremists, whom the president had “completely” condemned on numerous occasions.
Video of my conflict with@ Jobiden“Very good man” cheating on Charlottesville. Remember he always uses the same script (emerging veins etc.) as he is trained to recite it. The media has covered it but there is no link to the transcript of Trump’s remarks which disproved Biden 8/8/19 pic.twitter.com/6WD6q1Yhy8
– Joel Polak (eljoelpollak) August 13, 2020
The president later made another false claim in front of U.S. allies when he said more than one U.S. Capitol police officer was killed on Jan. 6. Despite Biden’s false claims, 0 police officers were killed on 6 January.