Proud Boys Deem Portland A Success Because Trump Sided With Right-Wing Extremists - 2019-08-18
A former Infowars staffer who organized the Proud Boys protest in Portland Saturday deemed the "mission" a success because President Donald Trump sided with the right-wing extremist group against the anti-fascists.
"Go look at President Trump's Twitter," Joe Biggs told The Oregonian (see the video above). "He talked about Portland, said he's watching antifa. That's all we wanted. We wanted national attention, and we got it. Mission success."
Biggs said he was pleased with the relatively peaceful day between the Proud Boys — which describes its members as "Western chauvinists" — and counterprotesters, who included anti-fascist activists. Portland police reported that at least 13 people were arrested and six were injured.