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Ocasio-Cortez calls Trump a 'white supremacist' after debate

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats push expansion of offshore wind, block offshore drilling with ocean energy bill | Poll: Two-thirds of voters support Biden climate plan | Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes Ocasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting MORE (D-N.Y.) labeled President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE a “white supremacist” after his first presidential debate against Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE on Tuesday.

Ocasio-Cortez retweeted a clip of Trump refusing to condemn white supremacy and telling the Proud Boys, a group labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group, to “stand back and stand by.”

“Donald Trump is a white supremacist,” she tweeted. 

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“People have been warning about this for a long time,” she continued. “They were ridiculed, called hyperbolic & radical — not bc they were wrong, but bc others couldn’t accept that our country elected a supremacist as President.”

“This is fascism at our door,” she concluded. 

The retweeted video from an Axios post highlighted one of the most memorable moments of the chaotic debate, when moderator Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSupreme Court's Pennsylvania mail ballot ruling tees up test for Barrett Commission approves rules to mute mics at final Trump-Biden debate 10 steps toward better presidential debating MORE asked Trump if he was willing to condemn “white supremacists and militia groups.”

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“Sure I’m willing to do that, but I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right wing,” he said.

“I’m willing to do anything. I want to see peace,” the president said, calling on Wallace to “give me a name.”

Biden chimed in mentioning the Proud Boys, prompting Trump to say, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.” He then redirected his comments back to the far-left antifa movement.

The Proud Boys describe themselves as “a pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world, also known as Western Chauvinists."

The group celebrated the president’s debate comments online, including promoting a logo with Trump’s “stand back and stand by” comment and reportedly understanding it as a call to arms.

Biden tweeted in response to the Proud Boys’ online remarks, saying, “This. This is Donald Trump’s America.”

Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerSchumer says he had 'serious talk' with Feinstein, declines to comment on Judiciary role Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein Trump to lift Sudan terror sponsor designation MORE (D-N.Y.) also denounced Trump in a tweet.

"President Trump was asked to condemn white supremacy. He refused," he posted. "He told white supremacists to 'stand back and stand by.' President Trump is a national disgrace, and Americans will not stand for it."