Even CNN Admits Trump Never Said This
Affable CNN host Jake Tapper admitted on-air Friday that President Trump never called violent white supremacists "very fine people" and after 2017 Charlottesville riots. (Daily Wire)
Even CNN's Jake Tapper admits that President Donald Trump condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists: “He’s not saying that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people” pic.twitter.com/2hy1rQp8nP— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 26, 2019
The topic came up after Trump responded to comments made by Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, who falsely suggested in his campaign launch video that Trump referred to neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "very fine people."
When Trump's comments were discussed by Tapper on "The Lead with Jake Tapper," the CNN host, who is often highly critical of Trump, admitted that the president was not referring to neo-Nazis and white supremacists when he made his "very fine people" comment. Trump stated at the time:
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.
"He’s not saying that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people," Tapper said, adding that Trump was referring to protestors who did not want Confederate monuments removed and who were not a part of the neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
Author and cartoonist Scott Adams methodically picked apart Biden's campaign moments after the former vice president's launch video dropped, noting: "Two minutes into his official candidacy for president, human gaffe machine #Biden praised a slave owner, endorsed Antifa, and spread the most damaging race hoax in American history. #Biden2020"