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Donald Trump Refuses To Outright Condemn White Supremacists During Presidential Debate

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Donald Trump Refuses To Outright Condemn White Supremacists During Presidential Debate

US President Donald Trump refused to outright condemn white supremacists during his hotly contested debate with the Democratic Party's Presidential candidate, Joe Biden.

One section of the US Presidential debate focused on the topic of race and the violence that has spread across the country over the last few months.

The two candidates went back and forth over each other's leadership and policies and how they would fix the issue.

However, moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump to outright condemn white supremacy in America and he didn't.

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The President replied: "Sure, I'm willing to [tell them to stand down], but I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right wing. I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace."

His opponent, Joe Biden, encouraged him to then declare it on the stage that he condemns white supremacists and militia groups.

Trump replied: "Who would you like me to condemn?"

At this point, Biden could be heard suggesting he should condemn the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist organisation whose members have been involved in violent incidents.

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Tump responded: "Proud Boys - stand back and stand by. But I'll tell you what. I'll tell you what. Somebody's got to do something about Antifa and the left because this is not a right wing problem."

Antifa is a term given to a wide-ranging set of people across left-wing politics, who broadly agree on certain ideological points. It is not an official organisation.

Moderator Wallace then moved the debate on.

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Topics: joe biden, News, US Politics, US News, Donald Trump

Stewart Perrie
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