President Trump says Proud Boys should ‘stand back and stand by’ when asked to condemn white supremacists at the presidential debate

Moderator Chris Wallace asked the US president during the first presidential debate whether he would condemn white supremacists, to which Trump replied, “Sure, I’m willing to do that...Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.” According to the Washington Post, the Proud Boys have been described by the FBI as a far-right, male-exclusive group and the bureau also considers the group to have ties to white nationalism, an assertion to which the group objected. According to CNN, the Proud Boys appeared donning body armour and firearms at recent rallies in Portland, Oregon.

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