President Donald Trump declined to clearly condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence during Tuesday's first presidential debate, at one point telling the neo-fascist group "Proud Boys" to "stand back and stand by." (Sept. 29)
CHRIS WALLACE: You have repeatedly criticized the Vice President for not specifically calling out Antifa and other left-wing--
DONALD TRUMP: That's right.
CHRIS WALLACE: --extremist groups. But are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups--
DONALD TRUMP: Sure.
CHRIS WALLACE: --and to say that they need to stand down, and not add to the violence in a number of these cities, as we saw in Kenosha, and as we've seen in Portland?
DONALD TRUMP: Sure I'm willing--
CHRIS WALLACE: Are you prepared to specifically--
DONALD TRUMP: --to do that. But I would say--
CHRIS WALLACE: Well, go ahead, sir.
DONALD TRUMP: I would say almost everything I see is from the left-wing, not from the right-wing.
CHRIS WALLACE: So what do you--
DONALD TRUMP: If you look--
CHRIS WALLACE: What are you saying--
DONALD TRUMP: I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace.
CHRIS WALLACE: Well then do it, sir.
JOE BIDDEN: Then say it-- do it, say it.
DONALD TRUMP: You want to call them-- What do you want to call them? Give me a name. Give me a name.
CHRIS WALLACE: White supremacists.
DONALD TRUMP: Go ahead.
JOE BIDDEN: White supremacists.
DONALD TRUMP: Who would you like me to condemn?
JOE BIDDEN: The Proud Boys.
CHRIS WALLACE: White supremacists and right-wing militia.
DONALD TRUMP: The Proud Boys stand back and stand by, but I'll tell you what-- I'll tell you what, somebody has got to do something about Antifa, and the left, because this is not a right-wing problem, this is a left-wing problem.
JOE BIDEN: His own FBI director said--
DONALD TRUMP: This is a left-wing problem.
JOE BIDDEN: the threat [INAUDIBLE] white supremacists.
CHRIS WALLACE: Go ahead, sir.
JOE BIDDEN: Antifa is an idea, not an organization.
DONALD TRUMP: Oh, you've got to be kidding.
JOE BIDDEN: Not militia.
DONALD TRUMP: Oh, really?
JOE BIDDEN: That's what his FBI--
DONALD TRUMP: It's an idea?
JOE BIDDEN: --his FBI--
DONALD TRUMP: OK.
JOE BIDDEN: --director said.
CHRIS WALLACE: Gentleman--
DONALD TRUMP: Well, then you know what? He's wrong.
CHRIS WALLACE: No, no. We're done. We're done, sir
JOE BIDDEN: Everybody--
CHRIS WALLACE: We're moving on to the next--
JOE BIDDEN: Everybody--
CHRIS WALLACE: We're moving--
JOE BIDDEN: --gives you advice in your administration--
DONALD TRUMP: When a bat hits you over the head that's not an idea. Antifa is bad.
JOE BIDDEN: Everybody in your administration tells you the truth is a bad idea.
DONALD TRUMP: Can I tell you what?
JOE BIDDEN: You have no idea--
DONALD TRUMP: Antifa is a dangerous--
CHRIS WALLACE: All right--
DONALD TRUMP: --radical group.
CHRIS WALLACE: --gentleman, we're now moving on to the Trump and Bidden records.
DONALD TRUMP: And you ought to be careful of them. They'll overthrow you in two seconds.
CHRIS WALLACE: When a president-- I'm gonna ask a question.