Proud Boys Ridicule Joe Biden for 'Poor Boys' Gaffe During Debate

The far-right Proud Boys group have mocked Joe Biden and embraced the name "poor boys" mistakenly given to them by the Democratic presidential candidate during Thursday night's debate.

Biden referred to the group as the "poor boys" while attacking Donald Trump about his previous "stand down and stand back" remarks at the last presidential debate, as well as Thursday's comments about him being the "least racist person" in the room.

"Abraham Lincoln here is one of the most racist presidents we've had in modern history," Biden sarcastically said. "He pours fuel on every racist fire. He started off his campaign coming down those escalators saying he's going to get rid of those Mexican rapists.

"He banned Muslims because they are Muslims. He made everything worse across the board. He said about the poor boys, the last time we were on stage, he said I tell them to stand down and stand ready.

"Come on, this guy is a dog whistle about as big as a foghorn."

The slip up was praised by many on social media, with people saying that poor boys is how the "western chauvinist" organization who are listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center should be referred to as from now on.

Can we make "Poor Boys" a thing?

Because a nasty group of racist thugs shouldn't ever get to call themselves "Proud."

— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 23, 2020

The proud boys when they see Joe Biden called them “the poor boys.” #DebateTonight

— J (@JBruinn) October 23, 2020

"Poor Boys" is great I vote we keep it.

— jess mcintosh (@jess_mc) October 23, 2020

The poor boys thing ruled.

— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 23, 2020

Far-right hate group, The Proud Boys, seem rather upset Joe Biden gave them the ”Poor Boys” nickname!

— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) October 23, 2020

Others also suggested that the Proud Boys may be upset by the name, but instead it seemed to be embraced by the group and used to attack Biden for what they claim as proof of the 77-year-old's cognitive decline.

The group also mocked up a series of slogans and memes using the "poor boys" reference, just like they did following Trump's "stand by" comments.

"We live rent free in Joe Biden's head. At least we know there's one good thing inside that empty demented old man's head," Joe Biggs, one of the group's leading members, wrote on social media site Parler.

Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio added: "Keep the change Joe...I rather be poor then be a filthy communist."

On encrypted messaging service Telegram, the Proud Boys wrote in one of their channels: "Nobody is mad, dork. We are having a laugh at your expense. If people got mad at brain misfires by old people with dementia this world would be an angry place."

Another channel, Proud Boys Uncensored, used the gaffe to attack Biden's son with allegations pushed by the right that Hunter Biden is linked to child sex offenses.

"I don't know if I'd call U.S. the 'Poor Boys' I'd say the poor boys are the underage ones allegedly getting raped and beaten by Hunter Biden and his friends in the establishment," the post read.

Biden's campaign team have been contacted for comment.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden checks his watch during the final presidential debate against U.S. President Donald Trump at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Chip Somodevilla/Getty