Proud Boys say they are 'standing down and standing by' after Trump's debate callout "The Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, pledged allegiance to President Donald Trump on Tuesday night after he told the group to "stand back and stand by" during the first presidential debate." "Many people on social media who identify with the group echoed that language, saying they were "standing down and standing by." One known social media account for the group made "Stand back. Stand by" part of its new logo." "The Proud Boys, a self-described "Western chauvinist" organization, is considered a violent, nationalistic, Islamophobic, transphobic and misogynistic hate group, according to the Anti-Defamation League, a nonprofit organization that tracks extremist groups. Proud Boys members marched at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and have organized against Black Lives Matter protests in recent months." "Proud Boys organizer Joe Biggs also posted after the debate that he was "standing by," and he said the president "basically said to go xxxx them up." Anyone watching the debate saw Trump flustered and flailing when confronted with the concept of speaking against such a key part of his base. He just couldn't do it. I never imagined we would have a president that couldn't condemn white supremacy. But hey, TDS, owning the libs, and all that. You cons must be so "proud" today.