HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Trump aides struggle to d...

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 11:24 AM

Trump aides struggle to defend Proud Boys remarks at debate

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by applegrove (a host of the Latest Breaking News forum).

Source: The Hill

White House and campaign aides on Wednesday struggled to clean up President Trump's comments a night earlier in which he declined to explicitly condemn white supremacy, instead directing a far-right group to "stand back and stand by" during the first presidential debate.

...

Multiple Trump surrogates faced questions about the remarks during cable news hits, where they downplayed his calls for the group to "stand by" and pointed to the president's past denunciations of white supremacists.

"I don’t think that there’s anything to clarify," White House communications director Alyssa Farah said on Fox News.

"He’s told them to stand back. This president has surged federal resources when violent crime warrants it in cities. He’s leading. He doesn’t need any sort of vigilantism," she continued. "That’s never what we’ve called for. What we’ve called for is Democrat mayors and Democrat governors to call up the resources we’re prepared to make available."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/518937-trump-aides-struggle-to-defend-proud-boys-remarks-at-debate

13 replies, 2357 views

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trump aides struggle to defend Proud Boys remarks at debate (Original post)
sabra Sep 30 OP
soothsayer Sep 30 #1
AleksS Sep 30 #2
CaptYossarian Sep 30 #3
SergeStorms Sep 30 #4
central scrutinizer Sep 30 #5
Grins Sep 30 #6
Warpy Sep 30 #7
LogicFirst Sep 30 #8
LiberalLovinLug Sep 30 #11
Laha Sep 30 #9
Politicub Sep 30 #10
Illage Vidiot Sep 30 #12
applegrove Sep 30 #13

Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 11:27 AM

1. Nice try

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 11:29 AM

2. Wow. They just can't stop lying.

He told them to stand back--yes, but he also told them to stand by.
And in what possible world is he leading?


Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 11:30 AM

3. They can't handle the truth.

He couldn't bring himself to say the simple phrase "stand down" to his base.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 11:53 AM

4. "He's leading. He doesn't need any sort of vigilantism,"

Exsqueeze me? On which freaking planet is he leading? Even his internal polls have him losing.

Must be they can't tell Baby Trump he's not going to win re-election. They'll spend the next 4+ years pretending he's still the president, flying around the country on a rented Piper Cub made up to look like Air Farce One. That's until they put him in the super-secret presidential bunker called "Leavenworth" for the rest of his life.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:00 PM

5. He wants chaos to disrupt voting

It’s already happening. “Poll monitors” , intimidation, urging people to vote twice to clog up the polls.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:07 PM

6. You know, that's an encouraging lede!

That they are struggling to clean up Trump's white supremacy comments.

PS:
Alyssa Farah should have given Trump's full Proud Boys comment and not leave out the "stand by".
But then again, she is JOSEPH FARAH's daughter.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:47 PM

7. Good luck with that, he asserted himself as the commander

of a bunch of heavily armed, untrained vigilantes he will use to kill us if he can.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:51 PM

8. He told them to get ready to riot on Nov. 3 starting around midnight.

They are already cleaning and loading their guns.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LogicFirst (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:55 PM

11. Bingo!

I thought this was obvious. I don't know why not many are seeing this.

"Stand back" = Don't make me look bad before November. Don't start anything stupid that the liberal press can exploit. Just sit on your hands for now and wait until after November 3rd.

"Stand by" = and wait until then, when I will give you the green light to attack.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:10 PM

9. Just the fact they brought up vigilantism

before anyone else said it speaks volumes to what they actually knew drumpf was talking about.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:37 PM

10. He hasn't repudiated Proud Boys or any other right wing militia group

And he's not going to because he's afraid of losing their votes. Telling them to "stand back" only empowers and legitimizes them.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:26 PM

12. You Cannot Defend the Indefensible

 

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 08:10 PM

13. After discussion with hosts ... LOCKING

Alert: analysis

Statement of Purpose

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink