Skip to comments.Trump’s ‘stand by’ remark puts the Proud Boys in the spotlight (Hurl Alert)
Posted on 10/02/2020 2:30:59 PM PDT by Ennis85
When Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio woke up Wednesday, four news vans were parked in front of his home. The chairman of the far-right fraternity with a violent reputation was sleepy but not surprised; his phone had been ringing nonstop since President Trump told his members to stand back and stand by during the first presidential debate the night before.
Trumps words were a galvanizing moment for the far right and specifically for the Proud Boys, a male-only group with a reputation for bashing leftist protesters during street brawls. The sitting Republican president had given an organization that had operated on the political fringes for years a shove toward the mainstream on national television.
When Trump was asked whether he would be willing to denounce white supremacists and the Proud Boys were offered as a specific example, he didnt, saying: Proud Boys stand back and stand by. But Ill tell you what, Ill tell you what, somebodys got to do something about antifa and the left.
By Wednesday morning, the hashtag #WhiteSupremacy was trending on Twitter in the United States, among accounts on both the left and the right. Trumps comments were enshrined in memes, including one depicting Trump in one of the Proud Boys signature Fred Perry polo shirts. Another meme showed Trumps stand by quote alongside an image of bearded men carrying American flags and appearing to prepare for a fight. A third incorporated stand back and stand by into the groups logo.
Many social media platforms have kicked the Proud Boys off their sites, but laudatory images pinballed around the conservative social media site Parler as well as channels on the encrypted chat app Telegram, according to researchers.
One prominent Proud Boys supporter on Parler said Trump appeared to give permission for attacks on protesters,
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Youre essentially telling a paramilitary force to stand by, said Heidi Beirich, an expert on far-right politics who co-founded the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism. I think at this point, the biggest thing to worry about is Election Day. . . . Itd be pretty scary to try and go vote and have hundreds of people screaming at you about these ideas.
But no concern apparantly over Joe Biden's remarks when he not only refused to condemn the actions of Antifa over the past 4 months (the rioting, arson, the 2 billion dollars in property damage and the deaths of over 30 people they helped bring about) , he went as far as to dismiss everything they did and the threat they continue to pose as an "idea". Have the Proud boys caused anywhere near the level of carnage that both Antifa and Black Lives Matter have caused so far?
And I heard the same Rubbish from someone by the name of Rita Katz who is executive director of the SITE Intelligence group which tracks far-right groups, saying that Trump's remarks " legitimized them in a way no-body in the community expected"..."Its unbelievable. The celebration is incredible. In my 20 years of tracking extremism, I never thought I'd see anything like this from a US president."
Funny thing is, Chris Wallace used the phrase “stand by” when he asked the question. Trump was echoing HIS words.
I've seen it...
"Theyre going to try to scare people. Theyre going to try to say that that Obama is a scary guy. If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. Ive seen Eagles fans." - Barry
The reporters are sick.
Is their violent reputation based on fact or bestowed solely by the media?
“I never thought I’d see anything like this from a US president.”
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun, Obama said in Philadelphia last night. Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. Ive seen Eagles fans. - BHO 2008
I want you to argue with them and get in their face. - BHO 2008
“We need a Civilian National Security Force that’s just as powerful” (as our military) - BHO 2008.
Yep. What goes around comes around.
My 2016 politics: I wish we could get back to civility
My 2020 politics: Get in the minivan, commie
Wait a second! The head of the Proud Boys is a Latino? Talk about flunking White Supremacy 101.
Proud Boys use satire to mock the far left Nazis at Antifa. The 50 IQ apes at the WP are too dense to see it.
Been chewing on this,,,
I love trump crow pie /-)
The President has been feeding me cheff quisine from
his first day. Every great thing he’s done for our country every day.
I love that everything I thought about
the man named Trump before he was elected
The media on the other hand,,
can not accept that President Trump proves
they say about him to be a flat out
They always end up with crow pie
all over their face.
So here’s my point.
They thought they had the K.O. punch.
and when Biden was on the ropes,,and the official was
breaking them up
,,the magic ear and or eye or signal spoke,
,,and biden throws the race KO punch
” PROUD BOYS !! “
then the pre scripted media blitz begins.
They insist ,,say a name !
,,and,He did ,,PROUD BOYS
President Trump must have smiled inside thinking
” These guys are so dumb,,,sheesh,,
They are gonna throw a barrage
of turds tonight and tomorrow
and send vid/urinalist teams
to get their talking points.
They’ll ask for the Proud Boy leaders,,,
and only then will they find out
they aren’t even white !!!!
Bwaaa ha ha ha. “
Now it’s all over the net and media
( and despite their desperate spin
to get the slander back on track)
the world will see
,,not only are the proud
not a race supremacy group,,
the leaders aren’t even white!
The President has this great ability
to get them to shoot themselves in their own feet.
To expose their total depravity
in all things moral to the whole world
like some deranged flasher !
I did not say President Trump said the Proud Boys were racists
He just repeated their name and pointed out it was antifa
that was rioting and burning the country down.
That it was the left
not the right
The Proud Boys are not racist, and they only show up to curb the violence of ANTIFA freaks.
“...legitimized them in a way no-body in the community expected...”
It is Biden who placed the name, “Proud Boys,” into the debate - not Trump.
Would love to see that happen.
He’s also black.
They have had the temerity to stand up against the Antifags.
We are all supposed to cower..../s
Press still trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Not a word about Antifa or BLM violence.
I like their self description defining themselves as "Western Chauvinists".
If I was 20 years younger, back in the day of fairly good health, I would seriously consider joining them.
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