President Trump Calls White Supremacists ‘Proud Boys’, Refused To Speak Negatively Against Hate Group
During the debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump a very straight forward question on if he was willing to condemn white supremacists and militia groups.
“Are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha and as we’ve seen in Portland?”
President Trump didn’t initially give a yes or no answer to the question, but responded:
“I’m willing to do that but I would say almost everything I see is from the left-wing not from the right-wing…I’m willing to do anything I wanna see peace…”
During Trump’s attempt to side-step the question Chris Wallace cut in and said:
“well, then do it, sir.”
After being held to answer the question directly, Trump said,
“What do you want to call them? Give me a name. Give me a name?”
However, after being told to refer to the hate group as ‘white supremacists’ Trump called them ‘proud boys’ instead and instructed them to ‘stand by’. He said,
“Proud Boys, stand back, and stand by! But I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about Antifa and the left.”
Following his comment, some social media users shared their reactions. See below.
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