The Lincoln project claimed responsibility Friday night for a tiki torch prank in which five people raised tiki torches ahead of candidate Glenn Youngkin’s campaign – “an obvious tribute to Charlottesville and white supremacy – as many assume is nothing more than a venture by Democratic supporters. a few days before election day, ”Breitbart News reported.
Acceptance of the Lincoln Project bere partially:
The Lincoln Project has posted ads highlighting the hatred that has erupted in Charlottesville and Glenn Youngkin’s constant failure to condemn “very good people on both sides” of Donald Trump. We will continue to draw this contrast in streaming videos, on our social media platforms, and at Youngkin rallies.
Today’s demonstration was our way of reminding Virginians of what happened in Charlottesville four years ago, how the Republican Party embraced those values, and Glenn Youngkin did not condemn it.
But the Lincoln project took former President Trump’s comments out of context. At the second trial for Trump’s indictment, the president’s lawyers are on trial refuted that Trump once called neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “very good people”. A record of Trump’s entire statement reveals Trump said there were “very good people on both sides”:
Sorry, sorry. They didn’t stand up – and you had some very bad people in this group, but you also had people who were very good people on both sides. You had people in this group. Sorry, sorry. I saw the same pictures as you. In this group, you had people protesting against the removal, for them, of a very, very important statue and the renaming of the park from Robert E. Lee to another name.
The Lincoln project statement came after questions arose on social media about who these five individuals could be and who they work for. At least one of the individuals was identified social media as campaign staff for Democrat McAuliffe:
One of them is CFO Virginia Young Democrats … and since he was declared as such, he has made his Twitter private.
You are invited to do your work for you. pic.twitter.com/YVhNbm74bP
– Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 29, 2021
Youngkin responded to the viral photos by stating that five individuals had to work for McAuliffe and sent them:
I think they work for Terry McAuliff, and I’m sure he sent them. They will do anything to win, and he will do anything to win, and so he pays people to show up and behave stupidly at our rallies.
The Democratic Party of Virginia, meanwhile, denied that their “coordinated partners” or “connected” had anything to do with the cascade, while Charlottesville, a hint of white supremacy, highlighted it as “a tragedy and one of the darkest moments in our country’s recent memories.” . ”
Statement on Glenna Youngkina bus station today: pic.twitter.com/Hw0svCAW9W
– Andrew Whitley (@AndrewWhitleyVA) October 29, 2021