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WarGamer

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Tue Jun 25, 2024, 02:07 PM Jun 25

After 7 years... Snopes calls Trump "fine people" claim FALSE. [View all]

Kind of strange timing... just days before the debate. Did tech moguls pressure Snopes? Trump himself?

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-very-fine-people/

On Aug. 15, 2017, then-President Donald Trump called neo-Nazis and white supremacists who attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, "very fine people."

FALSE

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In a news conference after the rally protesting the planned removal of a Confederate statue, Trump did say there were "very fine people on both sides," referring to the protesters and the counterprotesters. He said in the same statement he wasn't talking about neo-Nazis and white nationalists, who he said should be "condemned totally."
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