Look, we’ve all known that Donald Trump is a racist piece of garbage since way back in the Central Park Five days. However, last night, Trump stood on a stage as the President of the United States and publicly refused to outright condemn white supremacists in this nation — instead appearing to call on them to be ready to go to battle for him by stating on live television, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I’ll tell you what. I’ll tell you what. Somebody’s got to do something about Antifa and the left because this is not a right-wing problem.”
I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, “stand back and stand by” does not a condemnation make. In fact, it seems to me that it’s quite literally a call to war, should the election not go in his favor.
And let me tell you, I’m not the only one who thinks that, and neither is the left. The Proud Boys themselves scrambled to social media to express their excitement at Trump’s call for them to “stand by.” Quite literally, the white supremacists themselves seem to know exactly what their dear leader meant.
Frankly, there’s just not a lot there to work with to defend the guy — he said what he said, it’s pretty cut and dry.
But leave it up to the eldest Trump spawn, Don Jr., to try anyway.
On the heels of the presidential debate, Trump’s oldest son and namesake spoke with CBS News and naturally was questioned about his father’s comments regarding white supremacists. And clearly, even Junior struggled to come up with a defense.
The host questioned his father’s reluctance to simply and clearly condemn these groups before asking specifically what Trump meant by “stand by.”
To say the least, Junior scrambled.
“I… I don’t know with ‘stand by,'” Junior stuttered and stumbled. “He said to stand down. He said he’s more than happy to condemn them.”
The CBS News host continued to press Junior, reminding him once again that his father clearly said “stand by,” leading Junior to fall back on the only excuse he could come up with — his dad just misspoke.
“I don’t know… I don’t know if that was a misspeak,” Junior stammered, “but he was talking about having them stand down. He’s more than happy to condemn that.”
Then Junior quickly scrambled to change the subject to Joe Biden.
Look, you know it’s bad when the king of nepotism can’t even come up for a legitimate excuse for his own father.
Trump said what he said. Period. End of story. All the stammering in the world from his oldest mistake can’t and won’t change that.
You can watch the clip here:
.@DonaldJTrumpJr suggests his father @realDonaldTrump “misspoke” when he said #ProudBoys “Stand back and stand by” when asked if he would condemn white supremacist and hates groups on stage at #Debate2020 pic.twitter.com/fizJjKDoUc
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) September 30, 2020
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