In January President Donald Trump welcomed the 2018 national college football champions, the Clemson Tigers, to the White House. Trump bragged that he served the team hamburgers “piled up a mile high.”
Of course the main stream press jumped all over this as another example that, in their mind, makes Trump the lair in chief, claiming this was a lie.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, for example, tweeted: “So Trump served Burger King and called it ‘great American food.’ Am I the only one who thought to do a little research? Burger King is owned by 3G Capital, which is…Brazilian.”
Wow, two lies. I’m so glad that Krugman spends his time fact checking important statements of the president like this. Now I know that a Burger King burger is not ‘great American food’ but Brazilian.
That brings me to the subject of this week’s column, the lie that former Vice President Joe Biden has based his campaign for president on. And of course the lie is about President Trump.
Biden chose to focus his reason for getting into the race for president because of what Donald Trump said after the protests that took place in Charlottesville in August 2017.
In Biden’s own words: “He (Trump) said there were, quote, “Some very fine people on both sides.” Very fine people on both sides? With those words the president of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And at that moment I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime.”
Ever since that day in Charlottesville, Democrats have equated Trump’s statement with white supremacists and neo-Nazis calling them good people.
Here’s what happened. On one side you had a group (with a permit) protesting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. On the other side was a group of counter protesters, charging in without a permit.
Then outside both groups was a 20-year-old, known as being big into Nazism, who is suspected of driving his car into the crowd, killing one innocent person and injuring 19 others.
Let’s read what Trump actually said in his press conference three days after the event.
TRUMP: You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent…I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups. But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me.
REPORTER: They were white nationalists!
TRUMP: Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch. Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue, Robert E. Lee. Yes. I think there’s blame on both sides. You look at —
FEMALE REPORTER: Is there bigotry on both sides?
TRUMP: You look at both sides. I think there’s blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it, either —
TRUMP: — and if you reported it accurately, you would say it.
REPORTER: The neo-Nazis started this thing.
TRUMP: Excuse me.
REPORTER: They showed up in Charlottesville to protest the removal of that statue.
TRUMP: 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 —
TRUMP: Excuse me. Excuse me. I saw the same pictures as 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.
There you have it, what Biden, and Democrats have been saying since 2017, is Trump assigning a moral equivalence to neo-Nazis, is actually him condemning both sides for the violence and hate, but pointing out that inside those groups were some good people who weren’t part of the violence.
That is Biden’s lie that no one in the main-stream media is talking about.
On another note, did you know that those of us who attend a Christian church are now referred to as Easter Worshipers? In the aftermath of the suicide bombings Easter Sunday of Christian churches on Sri Lanka, both President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted that this was an attack on ‘Easter Worshippers.’
Funny, they couldn’t bring themselves to refer to us as Christians. In New Zealand just over a month ago, a hate filled lunatic attacked and killed innocent Muslims in a mosque. Did anyone refer to those victims as ‘Ramadan worshipers?’ Another reason why Democrats don’t represent me.