Democratic nominee Joe Biden, during the first presidential debate on Tuesday, dismissed Antifa as “an idea” when asked to condemn left-wing violent extremism – but that claim is highly disputed by Republicans and some who have covered them up-close, including the White House.
“Antifa’s an idea, not an organization,” Biden said during the debate in Ohio. “That’s what [Trump’s] FBI director said.”
But the mainstream media decided to focus on Trump’s stance and his refusal to call the “Proud Boys” white supremacists.
Chris Wallace demanded that President Trump denounce white supremacist violence in our streets. And Joe Biden added that Trump needed to condemn the white supremacist Proud Boys group.
Well, he shouldn’t call them that because they aren’t racist, if not during their last rally one of their main speakers was an African-American who likes to be called just American.
Video from the last rally:
Speaker at The Proud Boys rally in Portland:
“I’m not an African American, I am an American.” pic.twitter.com/TFPgnIgNAy
— Richie🎥McG🍿 (@RichieMcGinniss) September 26, 2020
This is just a reminder that Proud Boys are not a white supremacist group.
There are black, Hispanic and Asian Proud Boys.
Just thought I should put it out there before MSM lies…
— samanthamarika (@samanthamarika1) September 26, 2020
Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes has announced that he is suing Joe Biden, CNN, and “all of these reporters who call this multiracial patriotic group white supremacists and Nazis.”
McInnes announced his intent to sue while speaking to Newsmax host Chris Salcedo.
The head of the international department of Proud Boys Enrique Tarrio, an African-Hispanic American also told Sky News he did not see President Trump’s words during the presidential debate as an endorsement of his group, and that Joe Biden had made a “crucial mistake” in naming them as racists.
The head of the controversial Proud Boys told Sky News he did not see President Trump’s words during the presidential debate as an endorsement of his group, and that Joe Biden had made a “crucial mistake” in naming them as racists.
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) September 30, 2020
The Proud Boys are made up of patriotic men from all ethnicities and backgrounds but have long been a boogeyman for the left to point fingers and make outrageous claims about in order to stir up fear and division.
Biden brought up Proud Boys, not Wallace. Gavin McInnes and the Proud Boys are suing the right person.
Biden linked Kyle Rittenhouse to white supremacy and is being sued for that too.
Wallace brought up Kenosha along with White supremacy but didn’t directly mention Kyle Rittenhouse so it’s debatable if Kyle has a case, but he didn’t mention proud boys in the debate.