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Leftist ‘Fact-Checker’ Admits: Trump Never Called Neo-Nazis ‘Very Fine People’

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(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) A self-proclaimed leftist “fact-checker” site has delivered some harsh truths about then-President Donald Trump’s 2017 speech regarding the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Snopes acknowledged that Trump never called neo-Nazis and white supremacists “very fine people,” debunking a long-standing assertion by the Democratic Party and President Joe Biden. 

“In a news conference after the rally protesting the planned removal of a Confederate statue, Trump did say there were ‘very fine people on both sides,’ referring to the protesters and the counterprotesters,” Snopes wrote in a fact-check published on Thursday.

“He said in the same statement he wasn’t talking about neo-Nazis and white nationalists, who he said should be ‘condemned totally,’” Snopes added, referring to Trump. 

It’s unclear why Snopes took seven years to correct the record.

As a candidate, Biden cited the false assertion that Trump referred to neo-Nazis as “very fine people” as a reason for running for president.  

In his 2020 campaign announcement video, Biden falsely claimed, “The President of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I’d ever seen in my lifetime.” 

Several conservatives reacted forcefully to the Snopes fact-check on Twitter, expressing their views on the belated correction:

 

 

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