At the White House on Wednesday, President Trump was asked by reporters about his debate comment that the extremist group known as the Proud Boys should “stand back and stand by.”
Trump said on Wednesday he doesn’t know who the Proud Boys are, but they need to “stand down, let law enforcement do their work.”
“So, Mr. President, did you misspeak when you said ‘stand by’?” one reporter asked Trump on Wednesday.
“Just ‘stand by.’ Look, law enforcement will do their work,” Trump replied. “They’re going to stand down. They have to stand down. Everybody — they have to stand — whatever group you’re talking about, let law enforcement do the work.”
Asked about denouncing white supremacists, Trump said: “I’ve always denounced any form any form of any of that, you have to denounce.”
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