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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez: Facebook, Zuckerberg 'bear partial responsibility' for insurrection Belfast's Troubles echo in today's Washington AOC's Ministry of Truth MORE (D-N.Y.) labeled President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE a “white supremacist” after his first presidential debate against Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil 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. 


“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) WallaceArkansas governor: Intelligence on state capitol protests 'not to the level that I'm bringing out the National Guard' Mulvaney: Earlier Trump controversies were 'policy differences' or 'stylistic,' but 'Wednesday was existential' Clyburn: House has responsibility to impeach Trump over Georgia call MORE asked Trump if he was willing to condemn “white supremacists and militia groups.”


“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 SchumerCowboys for Trump founder arrested following Capitol riot Graham pushes Schumer for vote to dismiss impeachment article Biden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs 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."