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Joe Biden Just Used Trump's Own Words About Jan. 6 From His CNN Town Hall Against Him In Brutal New Ad
Joe Biden's campaign released a web video showing side by side footage of Trump saying Jan. 6 was full of 'love' during his townhall next to violent attack on the Capitol.
Democratic President Joe Biden echoed a familiar phrase once uttered by former Republican President Donald Trump in response to his predecessor's plan to pardon some of the January 6 rioters.
Biden declared, once and for all, there were no good people attacking the Capitol during the January 6, 2021 insurrection.
His statement condemning the violence that unfolded during the Capitol siege was a nod to Trump's response to the August 12, 2017, White supremacist terrorist attack toward peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Trump infamously said there were fine people on "both sides."
Biden made his statement on Twitter after Trump suggested during a CNN-hosted town hall in New Hampshire that he would pardon a majority of the MAGA-supporting rioters that invaded the U.S. Capitol building, planning to overturn Biden's confirmed presidential victory in the 2020 election.
On Wednesday, Biden took to Twitter and asserted:
"There were not fine people on both sides of Charlottesville."
"The January 6th rioters were not good people."
"End of story."
\u201cThere were not fine people on both sides of Charlottesville. \n\nThe January 6th rioters were not good people. \n\nEnd of story.\u201d— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 1683769185
The tweet was accompanied by a video showing Trump glorifying the rioters on January 6 as "proud" individuals who were there "with love in their heart" on a "beautiful day."
To contrast Trump's delusion, the clip was juxtaposed with chaotic footage of the actual violence that took place within the walls of the seat of the United States Congress. The riot resulted in at least five deaths, over 150 injuries to law enforcement and millions of dollars in damages.
The President's statement had Twitter's approval.
\u201c@JoeBiden End of story! He's putting his foot down as our king!\u201d— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 1683769185
\u201c@JoeBiden Thank you President Biden! You have my vote and my respect\u201d— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 1683769185
\u201c@JoeBiden I must tell the truth, these are the TRUTH tweets from the Honorable World Figure Mr President Joe Biden\u201d— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 1683769185
\u201cNazis are not very fine people. They should not be marching in Charlottesville. They should not be buying our SCOTUS justices. They should not be shooting our children at the mall. They should not be running for president of the United States.\u201d— FakeJoeBiden (@FakeJoeBiden) 1683607300
\u201c@Mikiah_Kane Well damn said\ud83d\udc4d\ud83d\udc4d\n\nBiden NEVER disappoints...and I, quite frankly, do not know how he does it.\n\nHe decided to run after Charlottesville, and he hasn't stopped since\u2764\ufe0f\u2764\ufe0f\u201d— Kiah Kane - American Patriot/Anti-Maga (@Kiah Kane - American Patriot/Anti-Maga) 1683342700
Approximately 600 rioters have been convicted so far of federal offenses as part of the attack and more than 480 were sentenced.
At WeWednesday'town hall, Trump said he would pardon a "large portion" of the rioters if he was elected in 2024.
He said at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire:
"I am inclined to pardon many of them. I can't say for every single one, because a couple of them, probably they got out of control."
Meanwhile, outside the venue during the town hall, protesters gathered and held signs–some of which read:
Nobody is above the law"
"Elections, not insurrection."