The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
Courtesy of NBC News:
President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will designate antifa as a terrorist organization after Democratic and Republican officials pointed to extremist groups and out of town demonstrators as responsible for violent episodes at protests in major cities across the country.
Trump and Attorney General William Barr had earlier pointed to anti-fascist organizers and anarchists as culprits behind the mayhem following the death of a 46-year-old black man, George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis police. Others said right-wing extremists such as Boogaloo followers, who hope to bring about a second Civil War, were pushing for such uprising in the protests.
In a Sunday statement, Barr said the Justice Department is taking aim at “apprehending and charging the violent radical agitators who have hijacked peaceful protest and are engaged in violations of federal law.”
The attorney general said that “to identify criminal organizers and instigators,” federal law enforcement officials are utilizing “our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces.”
“Preventing reconciliation and driving us apart is the goal of these radical groups, and we cannot let them succeed,” Barr added. “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.”
I find it interesting that local governors and District Attorneys are finding that the outside agitators are more likely White Supremacists, while the racist-in-chief and his subordinates are trying to convince us that it’s agitators from the left.
Funny how that works, don’t you think?
Terrorism expert Malcolm Nance points out the obvious.
Trump designating “Antifa” terrorists? How? There is no chain or command or organization. They have no ties to foreign terrorist organizations. No identifiable membership & NO DOMESTIC TERRORISM LAWS UNDERWHICH TO CHARGE THEM. Drug Gangs have more weapons, orgs & foreign ties. https://t.co/mb7q9SjZw1
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) May 31, 2020
Another failed attempt at deflection by the dumbest man to ever occupy the White House.