People embrace rebranding of 'Proud Boys' to 'Poor Boys' after Biden misspeaks

Social media users expressed amusement Thursday when Democratic nominee for president Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE mistakenly called the Proud Boys the "poor boys" during a debate with President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE

“He banned Muslims because they are Muslims. ... He has made everything worse across the board. He said about the poor boys, the last time we were on stage here, he said 'I tell them to stand down and stand ready,'" Biden said during Thursday night's debate. "Come on. This guy is a dog whistle about as big as a foghorn.”

During the first debate between the two candidates, Trump, when asked to condemn the white supremacist group, told the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by," sparking bipartisan backlash. 


Biden's verbal slip up Thursday earned jeers from journalists, media pundits and other Twitter users.