August 6, 2019

USA: Did President Trump Call Neo-Nazis “Very Fine People” During A Famous Press Conference Following The Charlottesville Riots Of August 2017? List Of Mass Shooters Who Bought Guns Legally.

PragerU published on Aug 5, 2019: Did President Trump call neo-Nazis “very fine people” during a famous press conference following the Charlottesville riots of August 2017? The major media reported that he did. But what if their reporting is wrong? Worse, what if their reporting is wrong and they know it’s wrong? A straight exploration of the facts should reveal the truth. That’s what CNN political analyst Steve Cortes does in this critically important video.


Remember, "Hands up, don't shoot" big fat lie? Well, this is the exact same Democrat strategy. I share the transcript of the video below:

Politicians lie.

We all know that.

That is not an indictment of all politicians—it’s simply part of the game.

It’s our job, as informed citizens, to figure out the truth. And that’s where journalists and the media come in. They are supposed to help us ferret out fact from fiction. So when they get a fact wrong, that’s bad.

When they get a fact wrong, know it’s wrong, and don’t correct it, that’s worse. That’s not getting a fact wrong; that’s a lie. And that’s journalistic malfeasance.

The best (or maybe worst) example of this followed a presidential press conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

You remember what happened that previous weekend: A group of white supremacists held a

“white pride” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The ostensible reason was to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

An Antifa group showed up to counter-protest. The mayor and the police were totally unprepared to deal with the violence that ensued. Tragically, a young woman, Heather Heyer, was run over and killed by a neo-Nazi.

The press conference itself was raucous. The media was antagonistic. The president was combative.

Out of it all, one phrase eclipsed the thousands of words exchanged: The media reported that President Trump described neo-Nazis as “very fine people.”

Only, he didn’t. In fact, he didn’t even hint at it. Just the opposite: he condemned the neo-Nazis in no uncertain terms. So then, who were the “fine people” he mentioned?

The answer: He was referring to another group of Charlottesville demonstrators who came out that weekend—protestors who wanted the Robert E. Lee statue removed and protestors who wanted to keep the statue and restore the park’s original name.

This is what President Trump said about those peaceful protestors: “You also had some very fine people on both sides. . . . You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of—to them—a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”

A few moments later, in case there would be any misunderstanding, he makes his meaning even more explicit. “…I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists. They should be condemned totally.”

Lest you have any doubts that good people were in Charlottesville to protest the removal of the Robert E Lee statue, the New York Times confirmed it in a story they published the next day, August 16.

“’Good people can go to Charlottesville,’ said Michelle Piercy, a night shift worker at a Wichita, Kansas retirement home, who drove all night with a conservative group that opposed the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. After listening to Mr. Trump on Tuesday, she said it was as if he had channeled her and her friends… who had no interest in standing with Nazis or white supremacists…”

There’s another simple test that we can employ to prove that the president was not referring to the neo-Nazis as “fine people.” It’s so obvious, it’s painful to mention: The president’s daughter and son-in-law are Orthodox Jews. His grandchildren are Jewish.

And if that is still not enough to convince you, how about this: Does anyone believe that Donald Trump thinks there are “good” Antifa, the leftist thugs who were counter-protesting the neo-Nazi thugs? After all, if those two groups were the only ones involved, and there were “fine people on both sides,” that means the president believed that there were fine Antifa people.

Even MSNBC should have found that hard to swallow.

Again, the “very fine people on both sides” President Trump described at the press conference were the people who wanted to remove the Robert E. Lee statue and the people who wanted to keep it. Both of these groups were non-violent protesters—fine people with very different ideological views.

The scandal of Charlottesville is not what President Trump said about neo-Nazis. It’s what the media said President Trump said about neo-Nazis. It’s a scandal because news reporting is supposed to be about gathering facts, not promoting an agenda.

In Charlottesville, they got it exactly backwards. We have been living with the consequences ever since.

Plainly put: ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the others spread a malicious lie that has poisoned our national dialogue.

They should apologize to the American people for what they have done.

Don’t hold your breath.

Actually, I have a better idea. Let out a big sigh of relief.

Because now you know the truth.

I’m Steve Cortes, CNN political commentator and columnist for Real Clear Politics, for Prager University.
[source: Breitbart 5/1/19] Guns used in mass shootings are predominately acquired legally. This means the attackers pass background checks and comport with all other gun controls in the acquisition of the firearm or firearms.

Here is a partial list of mass public attackers who bought their guns legally:

Dayton Bar attacker (August 4, 2019) ๐Ÿ‘ˆ I added. - 9 dead
El Paso Walmart attacker (August 3, 2019) ๐Ÿ‘ˆ I added. - 22 dead
Gilroy Garlic Festival attacker (July 28, 2019) ๐Ÿ‘ˆ I added. - 4 dead
Virginia Beach attacker (May 31, 2019) ๐Ÿ‘ˆ I added. - 13 dead
Poway Synagogue attacker (April 27, 2019) ๐Ÿ‘ˆ I added. - 1 dead

Tree of Life Synagogue attacker (October 27, 2018) - 11 dead
Parkland high school attacker (February 14, 2018) - 17 dead
Sutherland Springs Texas church attacker (November 5, 2017) - 26 dead
Las Vegas attacker (October 1, 2017) - 59 dead
the Alexandria Congressional baseball attacker (June 14, 2017) - 1 dead

The partial list of mass shootings below happened when Obama was president:

Orlando gay nightclub attacker (June 12, 2016) - 50 dead
the UCLA gunman (June 1, 2016)) - 3 dead
the San Bernardino attackers (December 2, 2015) - 16 dead
the Colorado Springs attacker (October 31, 2015) - 4 dead
the Umpqua Community College attacker (October 1, 2015) - 10 dead
Alison Parker’s attacker (August 26, 2015) - 3 dead
the Lafayette movie theater attacker (July 23, 2015) - 3 dead
the Chattanooga attacker (July 16, 2015) - 6 dead
the Charles Church attacker (Jun 17, 2015) - 9 dead
the Muhammad Carton Contest attackers (May 3, 2014) - 2 dead
the Las Vegas cop killers (June 9, 2015) - 5 dead
the Santa Barbara attacker (May 23, 2014) -7 dead
the Fort Hood attacker (April 2, 2014) - 4 dead
the Arapahoe High School attacker (December 13, 2013) - 2 dead
the D.C. Navy Yard attacker (September 16, 2013) - 13 dead
the Aurora movie theater attacker (July 20, 2012) - 12 dead
Gabby Giffords’ attacker (January 8, 2011) - 6 dead
the Fort Hood attacker (November 5, 2009) - 13 dead
the Virginia Tech attacker (April 16, 2007) - 33 dead

In almost every case, would-be attackers then take their guns into gun-free zones where they know their victims cannot fight back.
UPDATE 8/9/19 at 10:26am: I added tweets below.

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