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Republican Jews on Twitter rush to Trump’s defense after white supremacy debate question

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” President Trump said in Tuesday’s presidential debate when asked if he would denounce white supremacy.

A far-right group, the Proud Boys ally themselves with neo-Nazis.

However, some notable Jewish Republicans came to the president’s defense, lashing out at Biden, Democrats and the media.

Jewish groups and notables quickly expressed their displeasure on Twitter.

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