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Trump Myth Loved by the Left Now Debunked by Snopes

Years later, Snopes finally stepped up to correct the record that no, Trump did not call neo-Nazis "fine people."

After years of relentless repetition by top Democrats, including President Joe Biden, the myth that former President Donald Trump praised neo-Nazis as “very fine people” during his Charlottesville press conference has been thoroughly debunked. This fabrication has been a cornerstone of anti-Trump rhetoric, deliberately ignoring the full context of his statements to paint him as a sympathizer of the most vile ideologies.

Anyone who has bothered to watch the entire press conference knows the truth. Trump explicitly stated, “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally.” Yet, this crucial qualification was conveniently omitted in the widespread narrative, showcasing a glaring example of media manipulation and political malfeasance.

Snopes, a fact-checking site that has finally stepped up to correct the record, albeit years late, has declared the claim that Trump called neo-Nazis “very fine people” as unequivocally false. This correction comes suspiciously close to a Trump-Biden debate, prompting questions about the timing of this acknowledgment. Why now? The answer seems all too clear: the narrative served its purpose to mislead and now holds less utility.

Biden, who leveraged this falsehood as a launchpad for his 2020 campaign, accused Trump of assigning “moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it.” This claim was not just an oversimplification but a deliberate distortion. It’s disturbing yet unsurprising that such a pivotal narrative in Biden’s campaign was anchored in misinformation.

Americans Need a Wake Up Call: Legacy Media Lies to Us

The persistence of this lie in the public discourse is a testament to the lengths some will go to vilify their political opposition. It’s a strategy deployed not just to criticize but to destroy, to paint a political adversary not merely as wrong but as morally repugnant. The real casualty here, beyond the mischaracterized Trump, is the American public, fed disinformation designed to stoke division.

As we peel back layers of political deceit, one wonders how many other “accepted truths” are fabrications waiting to be unmasked. The media‘s role in perpetuating this falsehood underscores a broader issue of trust and bias, highlighting the necessity for consumers of news to question and verify, rather than accept at face value.

In this era of instant information and pervasive media, it’s crucial we demand more from our news providers and political leaders. Integrity in reporting and political discourse should be the minimum standard, not a rare exception. As this debunked claim finally crumbles under the weight of its own falsity, let it be a lesson in skepticism and the pursuit of truth.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.