Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released an ad New Year’s Day that revisits the same lie about President Trump’s Charlottesville comments that he used to launch his campaign.
The ad appears to show the president referring to white supremacists and neo-Nazis as “very fine people.”
It then cuts to a clip of Biden telling a crowd, “we are in a battle for the soul of our nation. Everything that’s made America, America, is at stake.”
In tweeting out the video, Biden also referred to Trump as “poison to our soul” as a nation.
This election is about the soul of our nation — and Donald Trump is poison to our soul. pic.twitter.com/cwzycLJV0d— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 2, 2020
Trump's re-election team was quick to punch back, releasing the clip that shows the president in Trump Tower condemning the violence in Charlottesville, saying he was "not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally."
You are lying. After Charlottesville, President Trump said, "I'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally." pic.twitter.com/fJfS6wOZpR— Trump War Room --- Text FIGHT to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) January 2, 2020
At the time, Trump also delivered a statement from the White House calling out racism in America.
"Racism is evil -- and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans," Trump said.
"Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America," he added.
Back in April when Biden first launched his campaign attacking Trump over his Charlottesville remarks, even CNN's Jake Tapper admitted the president condemned the white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Even CNN's Jake Tapper admits that President Donald Trump condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists: “He’s not saying that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people” pic.twitter.com/2hy1rQp8nP— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 26, 2019