Did President Trump call neo-Nazis "very fine people" or "very good people"?
This week at a NATO summit, President Biden claimed that he decided to run for president because President Trump called neo-Nazis "very good people." In reality, Trump used the phrase "very fine people" in 2017 to describe some of the individuals who showed up to "innocently" and "lawfully" protest and counter-protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville, Virginia. At this same press conference, Trump called the neo-Nazis "very bad people," stated twice that he "condemned" them, and emphasized that he was not calling them "very fine people." Still, a reporter at the conference tried to put this spin on his words, and Trump replied, "No, no." Since then, many journalists, activists, and politicians have claimed that Trump called neo-Nazis "very fine people," the exact opposite of what Trump actually stated.