Snopes Finally Admits Trump Was RIGHT About THIS!

Donald Trump

(DCWatchdog.com) – In an admission which is better to come later than never, Snopes.com, widely recognized as a premier fact-checking resource, has definitively clarified — after a seven-year interval — that President Donald Trump did not categorize neo-Nazis in Charlottesville in August 2017 as “very fine people.”

The erroneous assertion played a pivotal role in President Joe Biden’s 2020 election campaign, Breitbart News points out in a report.

He initiated his campaign in April 2019, citing inspiration to challenge President Trump stemming from an alleged statement where Trump referred to neo-Nazis as “very fine people.”

In truth, Trump explicitly denounced the neo-Nazis and white supremacists, applying the phrase “very fine people” solely to the non-violent demonstrators on both sides of the contentious debate over the removal of a Confederate statue.

Several analysts — including cartoonist-turned-commentator Scott Adams and conservative pundit Steve Cortes — actively discredited what became known as the “very fine people” hoax.

Despite their efforts, Biden and the media persisted in leveraging it, the report notes.

At the Iowa State Fair in August 2019, when Breitbart News questioned Biden about his continuous misrepresentation of Trump’s words, Biden vehemently reiterated, reciting from a prepared text that Trump had called neo-Nazis “very fine people.”

This hoax was publicly refuted on significant platforms twice — once during the 2020 vice presidential debate, and again during Trump’s second impeachment trial, where his legal team effectively exposed the falsehood for all to see.

Despite these clarifications, Biden maintained reliance on the “very fine people” hoax deep into his presidency. However, with the upcoming election posing a formidable challenge for Biden, coupled with increasing calls for his withdrawal, Snopes.com has at last discredited the “fine people hoax.”

In a post dated June 20, 2024, Snopes assessed as “false” the claim that “On Aug. 15, 2017, then-President Donald Trump called neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, ‘very fine people.’”

Their investigation revealed that while Trump did state there were “very fine people on both sides,” referring to both protesters and counterprotesters, he unambiguously condemned neo-Nazis and white nationalists and clarified his reference was strictly to those protesting the statue.

Consequently, Snopes has designated this claim as “False.” Additionally, Snopes provides a transcript of Trump’s complete remarks to allow readers to form their own judgments.

An editor’s note in the Snopes article emphasizes that while Trump did claim there were “very fine people on both sides,” the fact-check was specifically aimed at determining whether he praised neo-Nazis, not at evaluating the truth of his overall statement.

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