Trump: “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization”
Part of that response included officially designating antifa a terrorist organization, and Trump indicated Sunday that this will indeed occur.
Democratic and Republican officials on Sunday took aim at groups like Antifa and Boogaloo as well as demonstrators from “out of the area” as responsible for violent episodes at protests in major cities across the country.
President Donald Trump tweeted that he was designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.
. . . . Antifa, meaning “anti-fascist,” is a coalition of protesters, left-wing activists and self-described anarchists who seek to physically confront and bring down what they deem as the far right. Trump and his administration have long targeted the group, which has made its presence felt at protests throughout his presidency.
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BREAKING: AG Barr labels ANTIFA activities domestic terrorism: "The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly." https://t.co/Kr5eS2UZ32
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 31, 2020
Response are already pouring in on Twitter.
ANTIFA has just been classified as a domestic terrorist organization.
Everyone who partakes in the violence and rioting should be charged as terrorists.
Thank you, President Trump!
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) May 31, 2020
Now that Antifa is a terrorist organization we can use military and military weapons to fight them. That is leadership. Thank you President @RealDonaldTrump.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) May 31, 2020
The Trump Administration and American private industry gave us an extraordinary achievement yesterday in #SpaceX. Meanwhile Democrats’ paramilitary wing, ANTIFA, was designated a Terrorist Organization by the President. #Trump2020 https://t.co/OOiLquHsTR
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 31, 2020
Here’s the Attorney General of Minnesota holding up a book promoting the domestic terrorist organization ANTIFA. pic.twitter.com/Nia4PLHDzO
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) May 31, 2020
— John Sipe (@SipeJohn) May 31, 2020
The left is, of course, livid. And maybe a little worried.
What Trump means by "designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization" is: "I want to be able to decide who is a terrorist." https://t.co/YCaYeJucJm
— Teri Kanefield (@Teri_Kanefield) May 31, 2020
the worst part is antifa isn’t even a real thing so they’ll just use it as a label to stifle dissent
— sean (@seantrcy) May 31, 2020
Journalists are being assaulted by police; Trump rails against “lamestream media.” White nationalism is surging; Trump declares *anti-fascism* a terrorist “organization.” Cops are killing Black people; Trump calls protesters “radical left anarchists”. Authoritarianism is here.
— Bart Bonikowski (@bartbonikowski) May 31, 2020
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