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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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Ron S.
1 year ago

I wonder what would happen to ANTIFA if they squared
off with some really tough guys in a street fight, say for
example the Hell’s Angels? The cowards in masks would retreat quickly back to their liberal colleges
and their mundane jobs whimpering!

Mark Helms
1 year ago

Now do white nationalism/supremacy.

Hal Lemoyne
1 year ago

Then hurry up and proclaim antifa a mass murderous terrorist

organization

???TRUMPence2020??? successfully assured
Amen & Amen!!!

Bev burtis
1 year ago

He says things but then banks down. If he rants my vote he better start putting things in action instead of just words

Aardvark
1 year ago

PaulE – You are spot on! Soroseds to be arrested and charged with sponsoring terrorism, along with immediate arrests of ALL of the violent terrorists of his pet projects.

ONTIME
1 year ago

Antifa is nothing more than a terrorist extension of the recent version of the DNC, you never hear them denounce the violence or assaults on free speech, opposition and the destruction of property and security…They are the hammer and sickle of the communist party….they are thugs of war, hate and intolerance is their only use…What happened to the laws we had that banned communist, their party and any other political gang that threatened violent overthrow of the government…Isn’t time to reinstate this law and reinforce it with hard nosed law that protects our “inalienable Rights”……….

Marcus Lawson
1 year ago

Outlaw mask or is this too hard for out failed leaders?

Roger Pilie
1 year ago

President should declare Antifa a terror organization and start lock up the people who violate the law.

Dan Snider
1 year ago

I’m afraid if Antifa is not stopped, civil war will break out.
No one should be allowed to harm another citizen.
This is no different than gang violence.
Thank you President Trump.

Juniper
1 year ago

Antifa deserves NO consideration. Call them what they are NOW!!

James
1 year ago

Get ahead of it! Declare ANTIFA a terrorist organization now. Groups like ANTIFA will become more violent as democrats continue to lose elections.

Kenny
1 year ago

Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler is complicit in their violence by not allowing police to be proactive and engage them. His inaction has emboldened them and increased their violence in Portland. He clearly has an anti-conservative bias and allows violence to be used to support his views.

james nuellen
1 year ago

He should do it!

Florida mom
1 year ago

Yes this bill should be passed
Also protect our law enforcement officers
Respect them. Do not allow all of the awful things they endure from the public in their line of duty .

Don Richardson
1 year ago

We have to get back to enforcing the laws and penalizing the bad guys. The Democrats standing on stage during their debates and declaring that we should ignore crimes or even eliminate law enforcement is a strong sign that we as a society are about to go over a cliff. If we allow the lefties to have their way, we will lose our country as we know it.

Frank Collins
1 year ago

They are indeed violent terrorists. They are hellbent on destroying our country. There should be a law against wearing masks at demonstrations and political rally.
The media has been very quiet about these thugs and their intentions to violently suppress the rights of anyone who disagrees with them.

Capt. Smitty
1 year ago

Antifa is an underground movement that inspires violence, not an interconnected or unified organization. Not sure what the feds can do against inspired individuals. It’s still up to local law enforcement to stop these goons.

cptphil
1 year ago

What’s to consider? So-called “anti-fa” is the 21st-century brownshirts of the left, just as they were in the 20th century. Nazis, commies, progressives, white supremacists are all the same…just varying degrees of hate on the left wing scale.

Vietnam Veteran
1 year ago

I watched a documentary about American soldiers in WW2 using flame throwers on the enemy who were dug into caves on Iwo Jima. The enemy refused to surrender so the U.S. Army soldiers incinerated them. Maybe they could do the same to Soros and his fascist thugs ? ? ?

Fixer48
1 year ago

Antifa with their masks is no different than the KKK with their hoods. The KKK is condemned by the Left (as it should be) but Antifa is supported.

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