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Yes, you read that correctly.
With all of the social unrest that’s been plaguing our cities for months with countless acts of violence in the forms of riots and looting, former Vice President Joe Biden denies that Antifa is an actual organization.
They have a damn manifesto, for crying out loud.
During the first presidential debate of 2020 between President Trump and Joe Biden, Chris Wallace brought up the topic of white supremacist groups. While a lot of media outlets are hinging on President Trump not saying verbatim that he would condemn white supremacists and militia groups as evidence that he must then be in support of them (even though Trump was literally agreeing with Wallace the entire time Wallace was stating how awful those groups are), Biden is actually saying that Antifa is nothing but an ideology.
Sorry, but an idea that is promoted through violent actions is no longer simply an ideology.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 30, 2020
We have plenty of evidence to prove that President Trump consistently condemns white supremacist groups, militia groups, and any other groups that incite or otherwise commit violence.
We also have plenty of evidence, spanning across decades, of Biden undermining the black community, both directly and indirectly.
Wallace said to Trump:
You have repeatedly criticized the vice president for not specifically calling out Antifa and other left-wing extremist groups, but are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups, and to say they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha and as we’ve seen in Portland.
“Almost everything I’ve seen is from the left wing, not the right wing,” replied Trump.
“Somebody’s got to do something about Antifa and the left, because this is not a right-wing problem,” said Trump of ongoing riots driven by leftist organizations such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter. “This is a left-wing problem.”
Biden paraphrased FBI Director Chris Wray’s recent characterization of Antifa as more of an “ideology” than an organization. “That’s what his FBI director said,” stated Biden while pointing at Trump.
“Antifa is an organization, not an idea,” replied Trump. “Antifa is a dangerous, radical group, and you better be careful with them. They’ll overthrow you.”
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I’m so irritated by the fact that Wallace continuously pressed President Trump to condemn white supremacists yet never pressed Biden to condemn Antifa when he blatantly stated they’re nothing but an ideology WHILE ON STAGE.
It hurts my head to even attempt to wrap any logical sense around what was witnessed last night.
The low-information, research-lacking voters were simply propagated to, with the helping hand of Wallace. Congratulations.