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Watch a group of Democratic Socialists run Trump-loving ‘Proud Boys’ out of an LA bar

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Members of the Democratic Socialists of America and an anti-gentrification coalition ran the pro-Trump “Proud Boys” out of a Los Angeles bar this weekend — and made sure to take plenty of videos.

“No Proud Boys, no KKK, no fascist USA!” the leftist activists were heard chanting at a bar called The Griffin. The LA Taco blog reported that the confrontation occurred after the bar willingly accommodated the group of self-described “Western chauvinists” and countered patron concerns about the group’s history of violence.

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“The only color I see is green,” one Griffin staffer reportedly said after one of the patrons identified the Proud Boys — a group started by Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes — by their “Make America Great Again” hats and Fred Perry polo shirts.

Police were called to the bar during the Saturday night incident and are visible in the video as the DSA and Defend North East Los Angeles activists yelled at them.

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In another video, taken outside of the bar by a DNELA member and posted by popular DSA member Josh Androsky, a MAGA hat-clad Proud Boy is heard saying “Irish people were slaves just like the f-cking black people” as a woman attempts to usher him away from The Griffin.

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On their verified Twitter account, the Proud Boys accused Androsky and other DSA members of coming to the bar “looking to start a problem” and then “crying online” about it later.

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https://twitter.com/ProudBoysUSA/status/1018484757737492481

In a statement posted to Instagram, the owners of The Griffin asserted that it is “not a Nazi bar” and that they attempted to kill the Proud Boys “with kindness” after learning that they were inside the bar.

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Stuart Stevens is a veteran Republican campaign operative from five presidential races. When he spoke to PBS's Judy Woodruff Wednesday, he lamented the GOP failed the moral test it was presented with Donald Trump.

"Well, I think there's been two strains in the party. Call it an Eisenhower strain going back to the '50s and a McCarthy strain," Stevens said, recalling when the GOP would talk about expanding their party and bringing in more African-American voters. "Now we don't even hear any talk anymore of a big tent. And we seem to have settled into a very comfortable white grievance identity."

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