The Daily Mail reports:
The leader of the Proud Boys, the ‘white supremacist’ group at the center of the presidential debate furor, is a state director of Latinos for Trump and ran for Congress as a Republican, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Donald Trump told the Proud Boys to ‘stand back and stand by’ after he was asked to denounce their alleged white supremacist views during the presidential debate Tuesday night. Afterwards Trump’s son and spokesman both tried to downplay the comment, calling it a ‘misspeak’. The president backpedaled on Wednesday telling reporters he had never heard of the group.
But DailyMail.com can reveal the Proud Boys national chairman, Enrique Tarrio, is close to the Republican party, having been pictured with the president’s son Don Jr. and currently serving as the Florida state director of the political support group Latinos for Trump.
At the link you’ll see that Terrio has been photographed with Junior, Ted Cruz, Sarah Huckabee, Rick Scott, and Roger Stone. The Proud Boys have been described as Stone’s personal security force in Florida.