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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden face off in the first presidential debate Tuesday night, hosted by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO:

Trump would not explicitly condemn White supremacists and tell them not to “add to violence” surrounding unrest in the U.S. Wallace asked Trump if he would publicly “condemn White supremacists and militia groups and say they need to stand down and not add to the violence.”

Trump immediately turned to an attack on what he calls the “radical left” like antifa, referring to antifacist demonstrators.

“I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing,” Trump said, referring to violence at demonstrations. Pressed by Wallace to state his condemnation for White supremacists, Trump said, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about antifa and the left.”

The Proud Boys is a far-right organization deemed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter have suspended accounts and removed pages of members affiliated with the group for hate.

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