Trump Gives Orders to Armed Street Thug Supporters

Trump Gives Orders to Armed Street Thug Supporters

During Tuesday night’s presidential debate sh*tshowfoodfighthot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a trainwrecknational embarrassment, U.S. President and  petulant toddler Donald J. Trump was asked if he would denounce white supremacy, and ask racist self-styled armed “militia” gangs like the “Proud Boys” to stand down.The president declined to condemn white supremacy, then ordered his Proud Boy thugs to “stand back and stand by” for future action.

What country is this again?

More:

“Trump tells far-right extremists to ‘stand back and stand by’ during chaotic first debate,” Chris Sommerfeldt, NY Daily News

“Proud Boys celebrate online after Trump’s debate ‘stand back and stand by’ comment,” Brooke Seipel, The Hill

“Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy fits pattern of extremist rhetoric,” Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian

“Donald Trump, Proud Boy in Chief, Gives His Marching Orders,” Kali Holloway, Daily Beast

“It wasn’t just the Proud Boys: Trump refused to dissuade supporters from a violent response to the election,” Philip Bump, Washington Post

“Fears of voter intimidation follow Trump’s debate call for his backers to monitor polls
By Michael Martina, Andy Sullivan, Reuters

“Guns don’t belong near polling places. Right wingers want them there anyway.” Robert J. Spitzer, Washington Post

“Rick Santorum: Trump ‘Doesn’t Like’ Saying Bad Things About White Supremacists,'” Justin Baragona, Daily Beast

“Trump’s Proud Boy moment sparks Black outrage in Florida,” Matt Dixon, Politico

“Trump Proud Boys remark echoes Charlottesville,” Jonathan Lemire, Michael Kunzelman, and Mary Clare Jalonicka, Associated Press

“FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as ‘extremist group’, documents say,” Jason wilson, The Guardian

“The Proud Boys Got A Bunch Of New Followers After Trump Said To ‘Stand By,’” Jane Lytvynenko and Christopher Miller, BuzzFeed News

“The array of far-right groups ‘standing by’ after Trump’s call,” Kyle Daly, Axios

“Daily Stormer Founder Delights In Trump’s Proud Boys Comment: ‘Get Ready for War,’” Zoë Richards, Talking Points Memo

Too-Little-Too-Late Update:

“Trump calls into Fox News, says he condemns the KKK, Proud Boys, and ‘all white supremacists,'” Catherine Garcia, The Week

Related:

“U.S. intelligence reports warn of extremist threat around election,” Ted Hesson, Kristina Cooke, Mark Hosenball, Reuters

“FBI Director Christopher Wray: White Supremacy a ‘Persistent’ and ‘Pervasive’ Threat,” Julia Arciga, Daily Beast

“A Far-Right, Pro-Trump Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans,” Mike Giglio, The Atlantic

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