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Politics Trump slightly shifts tone on Proud Boys

00:10  01 october  2020
00:10  01 october  2020 Source:   politico.com

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President Donald Trump hardened his tone toward the Proud Boys on Wednesday, after suggesting during the first 2020 presidential debate that the alt-right hate group should “stand by” to stamp out unrest in American cities. “I don’t know who the Proud Boys are.

Pressed to clarify his debate comment about Proud Boys , US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday they need to get out of law enforcement’s way, and “I don’t know who the Proud Boys are,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, before he flew out to Minnesota.

President Donald Trump hardened his tone toward the Proud Boys on Wednesday, after suggesting during the first 2020 presidential debate that the alt-right hate group should “stand by” to stamp out unrest in American cities.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump talks to media before boarding Marine One at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Minnesota. © AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster President Donald Trump talks to media before boarding Marine One at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Minnesota.

“I don’t know who the Proud Boys are. You’ll have to give me a definition, because I really don’t know who they are,” Trump told reporters. “I can only say they have to stand down.”

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The Proud Boys have become known for their violence and their “tactical defensive arm” where members attend protests and incite violence in order to One Proud Boys leader, Joe Biggs, wrote on the social media platform Parler, “ Trump basically said to go fuck them up! this makes me so happy

He responded, finally: “ Proud Boys - stand back, stand by, but I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about Antifa and the left because this is not Mr Trump once infamously said there were good people “on both sides” after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which saw one

The president’s remarks come after he declined during the debate on Tuesday night to explicitly condemn white supremacist and militia groups, instead directing the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” from the stage in Cleveland. Trump then said that “somebody’s got to do something about antifa and the left.”

In a chaotic debate defined by the president’s repeated interruptions and bitter insults, it was that exchange on the subject of right-wing and racially motivated violence that provoked the most widespread criticism from members of both parties.

Despite the uproar caused by his comments the prior evening, Trump again did not offer a clear answer on Wednesday when asked by a reporter whether he welcomed the support of white supremacists. “I want law and order to be a very important part — it’s a very important part of my campaign,” he responded.

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Pressed further on whether he denounced white supremacists, Trump said he had “always denounced any form, any form, any form of any of that. You have to denounce it.” He then demanded that Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, “say something about antifa.”

The Proud Boys, self-described “Western chauvinists” who have clashed with protesters at political rallies and mass demonstrations, have embraced Trump’s invocation of their organization at the debate on Tuesday.

Although virtually all Democrats and even some Republican lawmakers have called on Trump to retract his remarks, the president’s closest allies continued to defend him on Wednesday.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the Proud Boys as a hate group, and Trump’s Department of Homeland Security has determined that white supremacists pose the deadliest terror threat to the U.S.

But Trump has sought to blame antifa and left-wing radicals for the violence that has accompanied some of the nationwide protests in recent months against racial injustice and police brutally.

FBI Director Christopher Wray, however, has contradicted Trump’s claim that antifa is a terrorist organization, calling it “more of an ideology or a movement.” And contrary to Trump’s assertion, Biden has forcefully rebuked all episodes of violence in U.S. cities.

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