Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden referring to the Proud Boys as "poor boys" during Thursday's debate has prompted a wide array of sarcastic comments from social media users. The Proud Boys is classified as an "extremist" organisation by the FBI.
Some suggested that "Uncle Joe slipped because he's hungry", in an apparent nod to the so-called "poor boy" sandwich which originated back in 1929 in Louisiana.
The left should be disappointed. Joe had the opportunity to remind America about the Proud Boys and he called them the Poor Boys 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ViNasoLNYQ— Sheriff Spooky Balls 🤠👻 (@BadHombrette) October 23, 2020
Biden calling The proud boys " the poor boys" made me laugh out loud. I bet this is what he calls them in private lol lol THE POOR BOYS ha— 𝓓𝓸𝓷𝓷𝓪 (@catinthecradle) October 23, 2020
Biden has dementia. Period.— Hollywood Resistance 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@BettinaViviano) October 23, 2020
Maybe he was hungry, and wanted a sammich. pic.twitter.com/FFeK6tcj4x— Adam Hudson (@Alhudson66) October 23, 2020
Uncle Joe slipped because he's hungry. #poorboys— Mark doesn't boo, he votes. (@RealMarkNew91) October 23, 2020
This is what you can do with Joe! pic.twitter.com/QWwTgh8oIv— Marcus Killmonger (@FistofOgum) October 23, 2020
Others simply posted lol tweets, with one netizen noting, "the left should be disappointed; Joe had the opportunity to remind America about the Proud Boys and he called them the Poor Boys".
The comments came shortly after Biden tried to link President Donald Trump to the Proud Boys organisation following POTUS' statement during the debate that he is the "least racist person in the room".
"[…] He said about the Poor Boys last time he was on stage, he told them to stand down and stand ready. Come on, this guy has a dog whistle about as big as a fog horn", Biden claimed, referring to the first presidential debate on 29 September.
POTUS actually told the Proud Boys to "stand down and stand by", in what was followed by Trump saying in an interview with Fox News in early October that he condemns both the Proud Boys and "all white supremacists".
Biden once claimed that he was elected to the Senate 180 years ago, and that he attended Delaware State University, which the facility denies. He also made a blunder, arguing in September that 200 million people had died from the coronavirus in the US.
Also last month, Trump, in turn, described the Democratic hopeful as the "dumbest of all candidates", and went further by saying that "maybe" he would sign "an executive order that you cannot have him [Biden] as your president".