Trump says Proud Boys should ‘stand down’

Trump says Proud Boys should ‘stand down’

President Donald Trump said a far-right group should “stand down” and let law enforcement do its work, after his refusal to explicitly condemn the group in a TV debate.

Trump made his remarks to reporters a day after he refused to condemn white supremacist groups during his debate with presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Mr Trump said “I don’t know who the Proud Boys are”, a day after urging them in the election debate with Joe Biden to “stand back and stand by”.

“I don’t know who the Proud Boys are, if you want to give me a definition… Because I really don’t know who they are,” Trump said on Wednesday. “I can only say they have to stand down, let law enforcement do their work. Law enforcement will do their work.”

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