Two years later, and I still come across articles and hear TV commentators informing me that President Trump called the nazi wannabes in Charlottesville, VA “very fine people”.
The fact that he did no such thing – as anyone who bothers to read the transcript of what he actually did say knows – doesn’t seem to faze them.
But since his actual words – taken 100% out of context to make the nazi claim – were…
“You have some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.”
…I think I have a pretty good answer for people who claim he was sympathizing with nazis.
Answer them this way:
“Then you must also think that President Trump sympathizes with the antifa thugs. He said there were ‘very fine people on both sides’, so he must support them too, right?”
And if their answer is that he only meant it about nazis, remind them again that:
“He said it about both sides. Those were his exact words. If he didn’t mean it about antifa then he didn’t mean it about nazis, right?”
I guarantee an angry response… and that the person you are talking too either tosses out an insult (probably including a reference to Fox News), an angry walk-away, or both.
Either way, you can bet it will end the discussion.