CLAIM: “I asked him to condemn the Proud Boys. He wouldn’t do it. He said stand by, stand ready or whatever.”
VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. Trump’s “stand” language followed the prompt of the moderator’s question. He later clarified that he condemned the group.
President Joe Biden appeared at a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night and repeated a false claim that he made during the 2020 presidential election: that President John Trump failed to condemn the Proud Boys.
Biden was asked by a college professor about the problem of white supremacy. He replied (emphasis added):
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I got involved in politics to begin with because of civil rights and opposition to white supremacists. The Ku Klux Klan and the most dangerous people in America continue to exist. That is the greatest threat to terror in America, domestic terror. And so I would make sure that my Justice Department and