Joe Biden: ‘Trump Has Fanned the Flames of White Supremacy in This Nation’
BIDEN: “We have a president who traffics in the ugliest forces. The ugliest forces in our nation’s history. In both clear language and code. President Trump has fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation. When Charlottesville occurred and there were decent people standing there saying, we will not go along with this hate, and he was asked when a young woman was killed, he was asked to characterize what happened, he said, quote, there are fine people on both sides. No president — no president has ever said anything like that, save the possibility of before the civil war. Ladies and gentlemen, in doing so, he has signed a moral equivalent between those Neo-Nazis, the Ku klux Klan, the white supremacists, preaching hate in white supremacy, and those who are opposing it. At that time, I said we’re in a battle for the soul of America. And we are in the battle for the soul of America. That’s what’s at stake."