'Are They Not Legit?': Proud Boys Cash in on Trump Ties in Florida - 2020-10-03
The Proud Boys are an extreme-right outfit that glorifies street violence against the left. Their current leader, Enrique Tarrio, is also the Florida director for Latinos for Trump, as the anarchist news site It's Going Down reported last year.
Latinos for Trump, and its affiliated PAC "Latinos for the President," conduct fundraisers and rallies in Donald Trump's name. But multiple times throughout a year of civil unrest, the PAC has also promoted the Proud Boys, including videos of a second Latinos for Trump leader who leads his own Proud Boys chapter.
That puts the Trump-supporting Latinos for Trump in a tricky spot with the official campaign, which sought to create distance from the Proud Boys this week, after Trump told them to "stand by" during Tuesday's presidential debate. He later claimed not to know who the group was.