Former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced his 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday in a video posted to Twitter.
In the video, Biden endorsed the far Left terror group Antifa and even went as far to call them “courageous,” adding that it is wrong to compare them to white nationalist groups.
Biden took the opportunity in his video to talk about the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and described the white nationalists as people with “crazed faces, illuminated by torches, veins bulging and baring the fangs of racism.” But when it came to describing the violent Antifa members who were also at the rally, Biden referred to them as “a courageous group of Americans.”
“A courageous group of Americans” that ironically hate America.
“A violent clash ensued, and a brave young woman lost her life,” Biden continued in the video. “And that’s when we heard the words of the president of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation.”
“He said there were quote some very fine people on both sides. Very fine people on both sides? With those words, the President of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it.”
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
People on both sides of the clash engaged in brutal violence that night. The young woman Biden refers to was Heather Heyer, who was killed when a neo-Nazi plowed into a group of protesters with his car. Antifa members showed up armed with mace, a battering ram and clubs, which they used in order to try to break through a line of white nationalists with riot shields lining the entrance to the rally.
At rallies in D.C. last year, an Antifa protester repeatedly punched a man in the face, and others threw water bottles and launched fireworks at police officers. (RELATED: Five Times The Establishment Media Excused Antifa Violence)
They started fires with Molotov cocktails during a protest of a planned Milo Yiannopoulos event at Berkeley. More recently, Antifa members showed up at Tucker Carlson’s house and hurled threats, while one of them slammed into his front door.
The Daily Caller News Foundation’s reporting led to the arrest of an Antifa leader who’s accused of accosting and assaulting two Marines in Philadelphia. The Antifa members allegedly attacked the Marines, both Hispanic, while shouting racial slurs.
It’s ironic that Biden is morally outraged over President Trump’s comments about the incident in Charlottesville, but his support for Antifa makes him no different!
Biden’s announcement to run for president is the beginning of a very long road until the 2020 election. Currently, Biden seems to be leading the large group of Democrats that have announced they are running for President.
It didn’t take long for President Trump to weigh in on the announcement and give Biden a nickname, something he is notorious for doing when it comes to political foes.
“Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty – you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!” the President said.
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