President Joe Biden hosted a White House screening of the movie “Till,” a film about 14-year-old Emmett Till who was abducted and lynched in 1955 in Mississippi for allegedly offending a white woman, and compared Till’s sickening murder to the brutal death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols at the hands of five black Memphis cops.
The film was shown in honor of Black History Month. In attendance were members of Till’s family and the film’s stars, including Danielle Deadwyler, who stars as Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley; Jalyn Hall, cast in the starring role of Emmett; Whoopi Goldberg, who played Emmett’s maternal grandmother; and the film’s Nigerian-American director, Chinonye Chukwu, according to PBS.
Also in the audience were members of Congress, students, civil rights leaders, historians, and families of hate-crime victims.
During his introduction to the film, Biden recalled a scene in the movie in which Mamie cautions young Emmett before he journeyed to Mississippi to visit family.
“You know, before 14-year-old Emmett Till left on his trip to visit his family in Mississippi, Ms. Till, a teacher who knew the history, reminded him: ‘Be very careful how you speak. Say “yes, sir,” “no, ma’am.” Don’t hesitate to humble yourself if you have to get down on your knees,'” Biden began.
“That conversation is not in the distant past,” the president stated. “Same talk today. So many black and brown family — parents have to have that similar conversation with their children, worrying about whether they’ll come home from a walk down the street or playing in the park or just driving their car — like we saw Tyre Nichols, just last month — and becoming a victim to too many acts of hate and violence unleashed on those known and unknown.”
He then shamelessly repeated his thoroughly debunked claim that he was active in the Civil Rights Movement.
“Folks, I thought — I got involved in the civil rights movement as a public defender, as my colleagues know, when I was a kid getting out of law school,” he told the crowd. “And I thought you could defeat hate, we — because we passed the Civil Rights Act and so many other things.”
As American Wire News has reported, the Republican National Committee called the president out for making similar comments at Pittsburgh’s United Steel Workers of America Local Union 2227 in Sept. 2022.
The RNC even provided a video clip of Biden in 1987 stating clearly, “I was not an activist.”
Here is Joe Biden in 1987:
“I was not an activist…I was not out marching. I was not down in Selma. I was not anywhere else.” pic.twitter.com/ijty46nY83
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 5, 2022
Even CNN knew POTUS was lying.
CNN’s Jake Tapper: Joe Biden lied to voters when he claimed he marched in the civil rights movement. pic.twitter.com/TF0GemsMPz
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 5, 2022
At the screening, Biden said he “learned a lesson” from his involvement in the movement: “Hate never goes away. It just hides under the rocks until it’s given a little oxygen by lousy people.”
It’s a rich comment, considering Biden’s own long history of actual racism.
As The Blaze’s “Stu Does America” host Stu Burguiere detailed two years ago in an episode entitled, “Stu Does Biden’s True Colors,” even then-presidential candidate Kamala Harris commented on the president’s opposition to bussing.
Burguiere also highlighted Biden’s kind words for segregationist and former Senator James Eastland, who was once quoted as saying, “I have no prejudice in my heart, but the White race is the superior race and the Negro race is an inferior race and the races must be kept separate by law.”
“I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland,” Biden reportedly said. “He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son’… Well guess what? At least there was some civility.”
Burguiere also highlighted the time Biden suggested that “all black children were poor.”
And then there’s Corn Pop.
And the time Biden bragged about receiving an award from George Wallace.
And let’s not forget the time Biden eulogized a former member of the KKK, Senator Robert Byrd.
Given his past, one must wonder from under which rock Biden watched “Till.”
After touting his anti-lynching law, Biden said how really, truly “honored” he was to introduce the film.
“And now, from the White House, during Black History Month, it’s my honor — and it is a genuine honor — maybe the greatest honor I’ve had since I’ve become President — my honor to introduce the film, ‘Till,'” he said. ”God love him.”
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