By Dominick Mastrangelo – 10/22/20 10:38 PM EDT
Social media users expressed amusement Thursday when Democratic nominee for president Joe BidenJoe BidenMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: ‘I would transition from the oil industry’ MORE mistakenly called the Proud Boys the “poor boys” during a debate with President TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: ‘I would transition from the oil industry’ MORE.
“He banned Muslims because they are Muslims. … He has made everything worse across the board. He said about the poor boys, the last time we were on stage here, he said ‘I tell them to stand down and stand ready,'” Biden said during Thursday night’s debate. “Come on. This guy is a dog whistle about as big as a foghorn.”
During the first debate between the two candidates, Trump, when asked to condemn the white supremacist group, told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” sparking bipartisan backlash.
Biden’s verbal slip up Thursday earned jeers from journalists, media pundits and other Twitter users.
proud boys —> poor boys —> broke bois
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) October 22, 2020″Poor Boys” is great I vote we keep it.
— jess mcintosh (@jess_mc) October 22, 2020I love that Biden just called them the “Poor Boys.”
— Joe Hagan (@joehagansays) October 22, 2020Biden slipped up there, but fuck it, let’s go with it – we’ll call them the Poor Boys from now on.
— Avi Bueno (@Avi_Bueno) October 22, 2020Okay, I kinda like that Biden called them the Poor Boys.
— Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) October 22, 2020