President-elect Joe Biden repeated the false claim Thursday that President Donald Trump had praised neo-Nazis in deadly riots in Charlottesville in August 2017.
Biden was addressing the riots on Capitol Hill the day before.
One of my goals in running in the first place, you may recall, I said when I saw those people coming out of the fields on Charlottesville shouting hate, a young woman killed. And when asked, the president said that there are good people on both sides. That’s literally why I ran. There’s no more important and heartfelt effort on my part than restoring, restoring the independence and integrity of our justice department.
In fact, as the transcript of his remarks shows, President Trump said that the neo-Nazis should be “condemned totally.”
Breitbart News has fact-checked Biden’s claim, which is popularly known as the “Charlottesville very fine people hoax,” several times.