Proud Boys celebrate online after Trump's debate 'stand back and stand by' comment

The far-right group the Proud Boys celebrated Tuesday night after President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE refused to denounce white supremacy and mentioned them during the first presidential debate. 

When asked by debate moderator Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceMcConnell seeks to end feud with Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden meets with bipartisan lawmakers for infrastructure negotiations Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure MORE if he'd denounce the violence from white supremacist groups, Trump replied: "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I'll tell you what, somebody's got to do something about antifa and the left."

The Proud Boys immediately shared a new logo online that included the phrase "stand back and stand by."

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFour members of Sikh community among victims in Indianapolis shooting Overnight Health: NIH reverses Trump's ban on fetal tissue research | Biden investing .7B to fight virus variants | CDC panel to meet again Friday on J&J On The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes MORE responded on Twitter, sharing an image of Proud Boys praising the president's remarks as well with the caption: "This. This is Donald Trump's America."


The Proud Boys, which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, describe themselves as “a pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists."

They have been tied to violent protests and are known to show up to counter anti-Trump protests with their own demonstrations.