Biden’s Remarks on Palestine Spark Intense Backlash, Echoing Trump’s

( – On April 22, President Joe Biden condemned “both sides,” the antisemitic protests happening on college campuses across the country, and “those who don’t understand what’s going on with the Palestinians.”

During his comments, which followed an Earth Day event in Virginia, Biden also stated that he “set up a program to deal with that” without ever saying what program he was talking about. Biden’s comments follow days of protests at college campuses such as Yale and Columbia University, where pro-Palestinian students have set up encampments, demanding their schools divest from Israel. Jewish students at Columbia University have been forced to leave due to the antisemitism happening on the campus.

Many users on social media equated Biden’s comments to those of former President Donald Trump, who said after the 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia, rallies and protests that there were “very fine people, on both sides.” Trump’s comments came after two days of conflict over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee and the renaming of a park that turned violent, resulting in the deaths of three people. The protests were condemned by Republicans and Democrats, with Trump condemning the “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence,” noting there was “blame on both sides.” However, Biden has previously stated that he decided to run for president because of Trump’s comment.

OutKick founder Clay Travis and RedState writer Bonchie wrote on Twitter that Biden’s comments sounded like Trump’s.

American Spectator writer Nate Hochman said he remembered when a comment about both sides having good people “was evil and racist.”

Biden’s comment means “there are good people on both sides of October 7,” wrote Federalist editor-in-chief Mollie Hemingway.

News Cycle Media president Jon Nicosia wrote on Twitter that “during the other guys admin” White House reporters used to demand “answers to the *meaning* of statements like this.”

Former Congressman Joe Walsh said Biden’s response was “Bad, weak, cowardly,” adding that right now, he needed to “condemn ONLY what’s happening to Jewish students.”

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