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 Biden 64 percent of Iowans say 'time for someone else' to hold Grassley's Senate seat: poll Philadelphia shooting leaves 2 dead, injures toddler Ron Johnson booed at Juneteenth celebration in Wisconsin MORE mistakenly called the Proud Boys the "poor boys" during a debate with President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care 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.