CNN anchor Jake Tapper stunned many recently and confessed during his show that President Donald Trump’s comments about Charlottesville are being taken out of context.
During a segment on his show “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” the panel began discussing former Vice President Joe Biden’s video announcing that he’s running for president.
In Biden’s announcement video, he used Trump’s comments from 2017 about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville and lied about the president “defending” neo-Nazi’s.
Tapper admitted that Trump was not referring to the neo-Nazis who demonstrated when he said, “There were good people on both sides.”
“Now elsewhere in those remarks the president did condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists. So he’s not saying that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people,” Tapper stated. “But he is saying people protesting alongside those neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people. Who are they?”I mean, remember the context of how those rallies were organized. It was the ‘Unite the Right’ rally. It was organized by a well-known white nationalist,” Kim responded.
I was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee, a great general,” Trump said to reporters on Friday. “Whether you like it or not, he was one of the great generals.”
Several media outlets, Democratic lawmakers, and media figures continue to falsely claim that Trump referred to neo-Nazi’s and white supremacists when he said, “There were good people on both sides.
Here’s what Trump actually said:
And you had people — and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the White nationalists, because they should be condemned totally — but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and White nationalists, Okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.
Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people. But you also had troublemakers, and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats. You had a lot of bad people in the other group.
The president, as Tapper noted, was referring to peaceful protestors that day who were not seeking violence, but rather gathered to either show their opposition or support for a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
This lie is nearly just as egregious as the Democrats pushing Trump-Russia collusion theories for over two years.
Democrats and their allies in the media have been lying to America for so long that they no longer even bother with the truth.
It’s even more concerning that Biden pushed a total lie about Trump and Charlottesville in his 2020 presidential announcement video.
Could it be bad news for Biden when even Tapper isn’t playing along? Time will tell.