Yesterday, former Vice President Biden made a controversial statement about the U.S. relations with notorious dictator Adolph Hitler.
After Trump said “Having a good relationship with leaders of other countries is a good thing.”
Biden retorted “We had a good relationship with Hitler before he invaded the rest of Europe.”
President Trump defends building a relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: "Having a good relationship with leaders of other countries is a good thing."
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 23, 2020
According to Noah H. Kim of Politifact “In context, Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, was making a sarcastic analogy about the danger of maintaining good relationships with dictators. He was posing a hypothetical by suggesting Trump was wrong to want to have a good relationship with Kim, just like it would have been wrong to want to have a good relationship with Adolf Hitler, the German dictator and leader of the Nazi Party.”
NBC’s debate night blog covered the exchange by writing “Sarcasm isn’t working for Biden” and concluded “the point was Hitler was always bad and so is Kim. But it sounded like he was saying it made sense for the U.S. to have ties to Hitler before World War II. And, for the record, President Franklin Roosevelt pressed Hitler, through letters, to refrain from invading other countries.”
Biden’s comment led Mark Levin to tweet “Did Joe Biden just say we have a good relationship with Hitler at one point? No we did not, Joe.”
According to Business Insider “The US was neutral for the first two years of World War 2 until siding with Britain, France, and other European democracies that were fighting Nazi Germany in December 1941.
However, the US relationship with Germany had cooled in the years leading up to Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939. “