US President Donald Trump seemed to walk back his remarks on a far-right extremist group, only 1 afternoon after failing to condemn white supremacy through the first presidential debate.
Trump told a far-right extremist group, Proud Boys, to”return and stand by” because he blamed left-wing classes for stoking violence in the nation.
The remarks made some members of a far-right extremist group observing what they watched as acceptance.
Trump was reacting to a query from disagreement moderator Chris Wallace, who asked the president if he’d condemn white supremacist and militia groups which have shown up in some protests.
“I will tell you everything, I will tell you everything, someone’s got to do something about Antifa along with the abandoned since this isn’t a right-wing issue.”
Wallace especially mentioned Kenosha, Wisconsin, in which a white teen was charged with murdering two protesters during demonstrations across the police shooting Jacob Blake, a Black guy.
Trump has blamed”Antifa,” which stands for the anti-fascist movement.
“Virtually all I see is by the left-wing, not in the ideal wing,” said Trump.
On Wednesday, as he faced widespread criticism for his failure to condemn the band, Trump said”I do not understand the Proud Boys are”
Allow law enforcement to do their job.”
Meanwhile, Joe Biden advised white supremacist bands to”cease”, calling Trump that a”national humiliation.”
FBI Director Christopher Wray told a congressional panel that white supremacists and anti-government extremists are responsible for the majority of the new fatal attacks by extremist groups within the U.S.
Trump, a Republican, has attempted to tie episodes of violence which have followed mostly peaceful protests into Biden and the Democrats, running to a”law and order” message which warns people will not be secure under a Democratic president.
It is a message targeted squarely at white suburban voters, for example, girls who voted for Trump in 2016 but might not do this again.
Proud Boys leaders and fans afterward celebrated the president’s voice on social networking.
A station on Telegram, an instant messaging service, with over 5,000 of their team members submitted”Stand ” and”Stand By” over and beneath the group’s emblem.