This isn’t the first time that Joe Biden has deliberately misquoted someone in order to make his rivals look bad. It’s not even the first time he’s gotten this Kellyanne Conway quote wrong.
In an interview discussing the violence in Kenosha, Kellyanne made reference to a Wisconsin resident’s quote about the political impact the unchecked violence and chaos would likely have on their residents.
Notice how different Joe’s framing of this statement is from what she actually says.
Thanks for debate shout-out, creepy/sleepy/weepy JOE, but you lied. And don't sniff my hair, either. https://t.co/MaNckWRB2n
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 30, 2020
Here’s the video:
WATCH: During an interview with MSNBC, Joe Biden misrepresented a quote from @KellyannePolls. She didn’t say that the violence happening in Democrat-run cities is "better for us." Here’s the video comparing the two sets of comments… pic.twitter.com/n1ehpRXKvr
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) August 27, 2020
Violence isn’t better ‘for us’. It creates a more clear distinction between the two options on the table. That is to say, Trump’s vision of law and order versus — whatever the hell the violent Left is hoping to offer up.
He’s been running with that lie a lot.
In that soft-ball question ‘Townhall’ with Anderson Cooper gave a similar answer. “His own former Press Secretary, Kellyanne Conway said (I’m paraphrasing) chaos and violence are good for our administration. They’re good for us.” He tacked this on to the end of his claim that Trump refuses to denounce violence and white supremacy. You can see it at about the 6:30 mark in the video we discussed in this story: Joe Biden Is STILL Pushing The Lie That Trump Hasn’t Condemned White Supremacists
But he claims that Trump is the candidate who employs tactics like Goebbels.
Biden continues to blame Democrat led things on Trump. This time it was violence in the nation which is being conducted by Black Lives Matter and Antifa, leftist organizations. #Debates2020
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) September 30, 2020
Trump didn’t let him get away with lobbing an unattributed swipe like that. He made Biden attribute a name to the quote.
Trump: "Who said that? Do you know who said that?"
Biden: "I do."
Biden: "Uh… Kellyanne Conway?"
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 30, 2020
That way, when he gives the ‘source’, the lie can be properly falsified.
When Kellyanne was still at the White House and asked about the violence in Kenosha, she explicitly said that Trump didn’t want ANYONE to be violent.