But instead of telling such groups to “stand down,” as clearly prodded by Wallace, Trump said, “Our proud boys, stand back and stand by,” before arguing again that the real threats come from “Antifa and the Left.” CNN (@CNN) In line with CNN commentator Van Jones in the debate at large, Trump said that only three things happened for me tonight…
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The biggest headline from the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Tuesday night was the incumbents failure to clearly denounce white supremacists when invited to speak.
He said to Trump midway through the long 90 minutes: “Are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups… and to say that they need to stand down and not add to violence in a new number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha and as we saw in Portland?
Trump first replied “Yes, I’m prepared to do it,” before adding: “But I would say that most of what I see is from the left and not the right wing.”
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But rather than telling such groups to “stand down,” as clearly blatantly prodded by Wallace, Trump replied, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” before again arguing that the real threats come from “Antifa and the left.”
In line with CNN – commentator Van Jones in the debate at large, said Trump that “only three things happened for me tonight… Trump refused to condemn white supremacy, the President of the United States refused to condemn white supremacy, the commander in chief refused to condemn white supremacy in front of my children and families, and he was given the opportunity to do it multiple times…
Instead of Trump giving “an insult and a nod” to the Proud Boys, the white supremacist group that is now celebrating online, Trump — in part — turned “Stand Back and Stand By” into a slogan / logo. “That’s the only thing that happened tonight.”
“Donald Trump ruined the largest conference in debate history by not condemning the white supremacists,” Fox’Friends – Host Brian Kilmeade said Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning, Brian Kilmeade, co-host of Fox’s Fox & Friends, observed that Donald Trump blowed the biggest argument in history of debates by not condemning white supremacists.
Kilmeade – Kilmeade said : “I don’t know if he didn’t hear it but he’s got to clarify that right away. I’m not sure why the President didn’t just throw it out of the park.
On Wednesday morning, Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley argued that when his client was asked to condemn such groups by Wallace, he said: ” I don’t think there is anything to clarify about Trump’s directive to ”stand back and stand by” to the proud boys.