Global  

Proud Boys Celebrate Trump’s ‘Stand Back and Stand By’ Comments During Debate

The Wrap Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Proud Boys Celebrate Trump’s ‘Stand Back and Stand By’ Comments During DebateMembers of the Proud Boys, a neofascist SPLC-designated hate group, celebrated after President Trump declined to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and, instead told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” during Tuesday’s presidential debate.

“Trump basically said to go f— them up! this makes me so happy,” Joe Biggs, an organizer for the group, wrote on Parler.

“I will stand down sir!!!” Enrique Tarrio, the Proud Boys chairman, also wrote on Parler. “Standing by sir. So Proud of my guys right now.”

*Also Read:* Biden-Trump Debate Marred by Interruptions, Chaos: 'That Was a S- Show'

During Tuesday’s debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump, “Are you willing to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and say they need to stand down and not to add to the violence in these cities as we saw in Kenosha and in Portland?”

“Sure, I’m willing to do that,” Trump said. But when Wallace asked him to do so, Trump deflected and 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 because this is not a right-wing problem. This is a left-wing problem.”



The Proud Boys are ecstatic tonight about getting mentioned in the debate tonight.

"Trump basically said to go fuck them up! this makes me so happy," writes one prominent Proud Boy. pic.twitter.com/hYA7yQVAOn

— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) September 30, 2020





Chris Wallace: "Are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down…"

Trump: "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by! But I'll tell you what, somebody's got to do something about antifa and the left." pic.twitter.com/4vrPocKzcu

— Axios (@axios) September 30, 2020



*Related stories from TheWrap:*

Biden-Trump Debate Marred by Interruptions, Chaos: 'That Was a S– Show'

Chris Wallace Slammed for Biden-Trump Debate Performance: 'This Is a Disgrace'

Biden Campaign Is Already Selling 'Will You Shut Up, Man?' T-shirts
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: KIMT - Published
News video: Former AG Swanson Responds to Trump

Former AG Swanson Responds to Trump

She's responding to Trump's debate comment about the Proud Boys, and Trump is clarifying his statement.

You Might Like


Related videos from verified sources

'Proud Boys' charge after alleged 'Antifa' at the MAGA March in Washington D.C. [Video]

'Proud Boys' charge after alleged 'Antifa' at the MAGA March in Washington D.C.

The far-right 'Proud Boys' at the MAGA rally in Washington D.C.

Credit: Newsflare STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published
A group of Proud Boys hurl abuse at the press in Oregon during rally [Video]

A group of Proud Boys hurl abuse at the press in Oregon during rally

A group of American Proud Boys call out the press for reporting fake news at a Stop the Steal rally in Salem, Oregon.

Credit: Newsflare STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published
‘Vote for Trump or else’: University of Oklahoma student targeted by alleged Proud Boys calls email ‘horrifying’ [Video]

‘Vote for Trump or else’: University of Oklahoma student targeted by alleged Proud Boys calls email ‘horrifying’

An OU student received a threatening email demanding she “Vote for Trump or else.” She’s one of several people who received such an email, mostly in Florida and Alaska. The sender claims to..

Credit: KFOR     Duration: 01:54Published

Related news from verified sources

Proud Boys celebrate Trump’s mention of them at the debate.


NYTimes.com

Far-right Proud Boys celebrate Trump's debate comments

After the debate, the group debuted a new logo incorporating the president’s words on Telegram
Haaretz

Far-right "Proud Boys" celebrate after Trump's debate callout

Shortly after President Trump declined to denounce the "Proud Boys" during the first presidential debate, the far-right extremist group was online celebrating...
CBS News