House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) insistence on pushing the second impeachment of Donald Trump through may have backfired in a big way, as it gave Trump’s legal team the perfect opportunity publicly and definitively to destroy a longstanding myth about Trump.
Trump team impeachment lead David Schoen completely dismantled the Charlottesville “very fine people” hoax — a favorite trump card for Democrats — once and for all on Friday, making the truth about the incident a matter of public record.
The Democrat impeachment team attempted to use manipulated footage and faulty news reporting about Trump’s response to the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally-turned-riot in 2017 to prove that Trump has a history of inciting violence among his supporters.
Republicans know that Democrats have been lying about the incident for years in claiming that Trump called neo-Nazis that hijacked the event “very fine people,” but Schoen put the argument to rest in spectacular fashion during his Friday defense.
There’s that famous quote, like one of the house managers said, “A lie will travel halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its shoes on.” Well, this lie traveled around the world a few times, and made its way into the Biden campaign talking points, and ended up on the Senate floor. The Charlottesville lie, “very fine people on both sides.” Except that isn’t all he said, and they knew it then, and they know it now. Watch this:
Trump’s defense team spent a lot of time showing the full context of Trump remarks that have been misrepresented by the media over the years, but the Charlottesville lie may have been the most damaging — and now it’s impossible to deny the truth, thanks to Schoen’s pointed efforts.
This might be today the first time the news networks played those full remarks in the context. And how many times have you heard President Trump has never denounced white supremacists? Now you in America know the truth.