Afake news story being circulated by the left is that President Trump called Neo Nazis very “fine people.”
Joe Biden even irresponsibly made reference to this fake news lie in his kickoff video for his presidential campaign.
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However, as CNN’s Jake Tapper points out, President Trump never called Neo Nazis or white supremacists “very fine people.” It’s just flat out untrue.
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While the media has continuously revisited President Trump’s reaction to the 2017 Charlottesville riots, in which far-right and far-left protesters violently clashed leading in death, CNN’s Jake Tapper recently did his part to dispel the myths surrounding them.
CNN’s Tapper Admits Trump Did NOT Call Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists ‘Very Fine People’
Jake Tapper admitted during on Friday 4/26/19, that President Trump didn’t call neo-Nazis and white supremacists “very fine people” in the events that unfolded in Charlottesville 2 years ago. pic.twitter.com/BaoZx2sMap
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While the press itself has repeatedly pushed the false claim that Trump said white supremacists among the rioters were “very fine people,” Tapper pointed out the falsehood of their claims.
During the week, the press again attempted to re-ignite tension over the issue, questioning a number of Trump administration officials, including Kellyanne Conway, over the president’s remarks.
For Tapper and CNN, who have clashed with Trump and his administration throughout his presidency, the admission serves as further proof of Trump’s assertions of media bias.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper admitted Friday that President Donald Trump did not refer to neo-Nazis or white supremacists as “very fine people” in his remarks about the Charlottesville, Virginia, riots in 2017.
The admission came as Tapper and his CNN panel discussed former vice president Joe Biden’s campaign launch video, released Thursday, in which Biden explicitly claimed that Trump had referred to the neo-Nazis as “very fine people.”
Tapper played a clip of Trump’s remarks — though not the portion in which Trump made it clear to reporters that he was ” not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally.”
Instead, Tapper described that portion of the press conference: “Now, elsewhere in those remarks, Trump did condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists. So he’s not saying that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people.”
Tapper’s admission is a major concession by CNN, which has refused thus far to correct or retract its repeated claims in recent weeks that Trump was, in fact, referring to the neo-Nazis as “very fine people.” The network even aired deceptively edited video of Trump’s remarks to create the impression that he said something that he had not.
CNN contributor Steve Cortes took his own network to task, noting that CNNs’ own reporting at the time made clear that Trump had been referring to people in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue — not neo-Nazis.
In the Friday broadcast, Tapper went on to question the notion that anyone “protesting alongside” the neo-Nazis could be “very fine people.”
As the New York Times reported at the time, some protesters who were present in Charlottesville had nothing to do with the neo-Nazis or white supremacists.