Trump Refused to Condemn White Supremacists and Said 'Stand By' for the Proud Boys - 2020-09-30
President Donald Trump had an opportunity to forcefully condemn white supremacists at Tuesday night's debate.
But he refused.
"Are you tonight willing to condemn white supremacist and militia groups, and to see they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha, and as we've seen in Portland?" moderator Chris Wallace asked.
"I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing," Trump responded. "Not from the right wing… I want to see peace."
"Then do it, sir," Wallace replied.
"What do you want me to call it?" Trump said amid cross-talk.
"Proud Boys? Stand back and stand by," said Trump. "But I'll tell you what, somebody's gotta do something about antifa and the left, because this is not a right-wing problem; this is a left-wing problem."