Democratic nominee for vice president, Kamala Harris, appeared on MSNBC Tuesday night to share her reactions to the first presidential debate. Harris slammed President Trump for his unwillingness to condemn white supremacist groups.
When moderator Chris Wallace challenged Trump to condemn violent white supremacist groups, he responded by saying, “Proud Boys stand back and stand by.”
Proud Boys is an alt-right group with strong ties to nationalist and white supremacist groups. Harris believes Trump’s message to them was actually a call to action. “What we saw was a dog whistle through a bullhorn,” said Harris while discussing the president’s comments from the debate. “Donald Trump is not pretending to be anything other than what he is, someone who will not condemn white supremacists, someone who cannot say the phrase Black Lives Matter."