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Trump Says He’s Considering Declaring Antifa a ‘Major Organization of Terror’

Trump terror AntifaPresident Donald Trump announced on July 27 that his administration may declare the far-left extremist group Antifa “a major organization of terror.”

“Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others). Would make it easier for police to do their job!” Trump wrote on Twitter on July 27.

Trump’s announcement comes after Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) proposed a resolution in the Senate to condemn the acts of violence carried out by members of Antifa and to label the group as a domestic terrorist organization. 

The senators proposed the resolution following Antifa members’ brutal assault on independent journalist Andy Ngo late last month. Ngo, who is known for extensively documenting Antifa violence, was punched in the face, kicked, and had cups of a white substance thrown at him while he was covering one of the group’s protests in Portland, Oregon. Portland police later said the cups contained quick-drying cement mixed into milkshakes.

The attack left Ngo bloodied and bruised, with a torn ear lobe and a brain hemorrhage. He was required to stay in a hospital overnight due to the brain bleed. In a video after the attack, the journalist, who was shaken and covered in the white liquid, said his attackers also stole his camera equipment.

“Antifa is a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence,” Cruz said in a statement on July 19.

“Time and time again, their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views. Like any terrorist organization, they choose to pursue their political ends through violence, fear, and intimidation. They must be stopped. I am proud to introduce this resolution with Senator Cassidy to properly identify what Antifa are: domestic terrorists.”

Rich Valdes, the associate producer of the Mark Levin show and host of “This is America,” responded to Trump’s Twitter post on July 27, calling on Trump to “stop their violence and intimidation before they become like F.A.L.N. and the Weather Underground.”

He told The Epoch Times that he thinks Antifa must be stopped because it uses “violence and intimidation toward an entire segment of our population in order to overpower the political speech of independent-thinking conservatives.”

“Wearing masks, carrying pipes as flagpoles, and pepper-spraying journalists and dissenters goes way beyond claiming free speech. They are troublemakers, terrorizing people, and they’re looking for a fight. They, by definition, are domestic terrorists,” he said.

Antifa’s origins can be traced back to the “anti-fascist” movement in Germany, which was part of the Soviet Union’s front operations to incite a communist revolution in the European country. In the United States, the group claims that its members are fighting fascism, but rarely do they confront actual fascists. Instead, their members, who are made up of communists, socialists, and other hard-left radicals, label parties and individuals who don’t align with their ideology as “fascists” to justify their use of violence against them.

The group has frequently made headlines for its violent attacks on opposing groups, particularly Trump supporters, whom they have branded as “fascists.”

Trump has criticized the group, calling them “bad people” and “evil” at a rally in North Carolina on July 17.

“These are bad people. These are sick, bad people. These are bad people,” he told the crowd.

“They don’t get the bad press, the press doesn’t want to talk to them. They are very evil: they are hitting people over the head with sticks, I mean bats even. They’re whacking people with bats,” he said.

The president noted that Antifa members are often young and favor wearing masks to help evade identification by law enforcement when they commit crimes, such as assault or destruction of property.

“They’re very brave, they always show up with the mask and they’re covered, because then they go home to mom and dad, they don’t want mom and dad to know where they were,” the president said.

Reprinted with permission from - The Epoch Times - by Janita Kan

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PaulE

Declaring ALL of George Soros’ various Open Society Foundation hate groups as organizations of terror would be even better. Groups like ANTIFA, BLM, Occupy Wall Street and all the other incarnations he has financed over the years to foment hatred and violence in this country should ALL be designated as terror organizations and then treated by law enforcement as such. For that matter, I would go one step further and suggest that the chief funding arm for all these organizations, the Open Society Foundation, be declared a sponsor of terrorism and shut down by the federal government with all assets seized by the Treasury. Why should we allow a foundation, that Soros has funded to the tune of $60 billion dollars in assets (yes, he transferred the bulk of his wealth to OSF so it can continue for at least 200 years after he is long gone), be allowed to… Read more »

Donnie Kelley

This should have been done long ago. He also needs to pass a Bill giving law officials in every US city the right to retaliate when attacke, assaulted, etc. when on duty doing their job. It is a disgrace what is being done to them.

Stephen Russell

& add: CAIR, Nation of Islam, BLM, KKK, Occupy Wall St,

Gordon

They are terrorist, cowards and unpatriotic idiots. They hate America and anything moral. Yes they should be labeled exactly what they are,
Terrorist. They should be rounded up and face the consequences of their actions. The authorities that let them get away with their antics should also be jailed for dereliction of duty to those they swore to protect. No where else could you wear a mask to hide your identity. Try walking around your town with a ask on and see what happens. Back those that are trying to pass the law to call these thugs exactly what they are

Rick J.

Time to label them for what they are. They are the lefts (democrats) version of the Nazi brown shirts.
Time to stop them before people are killed. If left unchecked they will interfere with the 2020 elections.

Claudia

It’s about time, I hope the next one to be accused of terrorism is George Soros, who supposedly funds this organization !

Lynn

Degenerates, unemployed losers in packs on a political/social mission are dangerous. Yes POTUS. Antifa and MS13 are terrorist groups.

BajaRon

I don’t know why the President is ‘Considering’ this move. Please! Just do it!

Everyone knows that if something isn’t done now, things will only get worse. How bad does it need to get before you do what everyone knows needs to be done?

Of all the things that Trump just ‘Does’. This should be at the top of his list. These people are not going to just fade away on their own. Especially after all this time that they have been allowed to run a-muck with zero consequences!

If these people were doing the same thing for conservative causes, they would have been shut down immediately. (Not that conservatives would ever stoop this low).

P VANN

Add the ACLU and Southern Law & Poverty group. Purveyors of hate and anti-American.

Linda

Just do it!!!!!

George Clark Sr

It is long overdue!!!!

Kris Hauser

Antifa IS a terrorist group and should definitely be labeled as such!

CHERYL FITZGERALD

Yes…!

Linda Woodard

They should be stopped before someone gets seriously hurt and continue to grow in numbers like Isis.

Jack

Declare George Soros and anyone or anything associated with him an enemy of the State.

gar spencer

Clearly, they are despicable, and should be investigated—and PUNISHED. However, I think that if a NATIONAL Anti-Mask Law is passed, then, in conjunction with existing legislation (e.g., RICO, and the like), we won’t need to set a dangerous precedent that you KNOW would be used by the demon-rats in the future against US!

Brenda Blunt

Good. We don’t need anymore bullies than we already have!

andy j hajik

GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THOMAS

You bet and there are some other groups that deserve the same. However, I will leave it to your wisdom Mr. President to name them.

Bookworm

Absolutely!!