Joe Biden falsely said that President Trump has never condemned white supremacy.
“You see these white supremacists coming out from under the rocks. He’s yet once to condemn white supremacy, the neo-Nazis. He hasn’t condemned the darn thing. He has given them oxygen,” the former vice president said in an interview on This Week that aired Sunday.
Trump long faced criticism for saying that there were “very fine people on both sides” of the “Unite the Right” rally and counterprotest in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 that drew white nationalists and resulted in the death of a young counterprotester, which some thought was a failure by Trump to condemn white supremacy.
“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,” Trump said in the same 2017 press conference when he made the “very fine people” remark.