Fox's David Webb attempts to dismiss Trump's defense of neo-Nazis in Charlottesville as "very fine people"

Fox's David Webb attempts to dismiss Trump's defense of neo-Nazis in Charlottesville as "very fine people"

Webb: "I want to first debunk a lie in this video because it is what it is"

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From the April 25 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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ED HENRY (GUEST CO-HOST): David, among the important insights from Peter, I thought, was when he was talking about in a traditional campaign, sort of a new face, Pete Buttigieg, you would talk about your resume. With Joe Biden, you don't need to introduce yourself because everybody knows you, you've been around, but I wonder if they made an deliberate attempt here. Everybody hates Washington. If his video was all about 40 or so years as a senator -- he came from the swamp and they want to run from that as quickly as they can. 

DAVID WEBB (FOX NATION HOST): Well, he does want to run from his record and he doesn't want to talk about his resume, Ed, because if you look at his resume, going back to the Reagan years, Joe Biden has been on the wrong side in both his votes and his statements against the communists, when Reagan took his strategy against communism that worked out for the world. Joe Biden has been on the wrong side of foreign policy decisions that this country has been successful in the outcome.

But I want to first debunk a lie in this video because it is what it is and I have it right here. Even CNN at the time reported that President Trump, and I will read this for you, was not referring to all that were there in Charlottesville as good people. CNN reported that. They now ignore it. President Trump said I'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally. And then they split that, they edit it. Now let's move forward to where Joe Biden is today. He comes from a failed Barack Obama presidency. He now has to distance himself from that. He doesn't mention it, as you mentioned, in the video because now people will look back at failure versus success. How does he run against Trump's success, and what is going on in this country for the very blue-collar people and the eight million Obama voters who then went and voted for Trump. Those eight million matter because they have to get them back. 

Previously:

Echoing Fox News, Trump defends Charlottesville white supremacists, says they were not all Nazis​

When confronted with Trump's defense of Charlottesville Nazis, Laura Ingraham claims it's "not what he said"

Tucker Carlson: Outrage over Trump's response to Charlottesville Nazi rally was "fraudulent, entirely manufactured by the left and its servants in the media"

Fox guest: Trump didn't call white supremacists at Charlottesville fine people because the context was "a protest about pro- and anti- statues" 

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