Either Jake's memory isn't what it used to be, or he just got caught in a whopper.
Last week when I did a quick breakdown of Joe Biden's announcement video, the one thing I didn't do -- because it wasn't germane to the post -- was talk about the veracity of his opening statement. Here it is:
Charlottesville is also home to a defining moment for this nation in the last few years. It was there on August of 2017 we saw Klansmen and white supremacists and neo-Nazis come out in the open, their crazed faces illuminated by torches, veins bulging, and bearing the fangs of racism. Chanting the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the ‘30s. And they were met by a courageous group of Americans, and a violent clash ensued and a brave young woman lost her life.
And that’s when we heard the words from the president of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation. He said there were “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. And in that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime.
The Big Lie, repeated with Biden's mock-folksy charm.
But now that we have Tapper on record saying Trump never said what Biden says Trump says, can we expect Tapper to confront Biden on this the next time Biden appears on his show?
You can hope. But don't get your hopes up.