In a sermon on Sunday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, floundering White House hopeful Joe Biden linked President Trump to the KKK.
“We can defeat this moment of hate…,” Biden told the primarily black congregation on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “This president and his, the Ku Klux Klans and the rest of them, they think they’ve beaten us again. But they have no idea. We’re just coming back. God love you all.”
In a halting speech, Biden once again repeated the false claim that Trump had referred to white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville as “very fine people” in August 2017. “They asked the president what he thought, and he said, ‘There are very fine people on both sides’,” Biden asserted.
In fact, in the full context of his remarks at the time, Trump condemned those groups specifically and racism generally. Biden has exploited his lie about it throughout his failing campaign, and the mainstream media have allowed it to go unquestioned.