ANTIFA Is Added To List Of Terrorist Groups By Trump
President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that the U.S. will now consider ANTIFA a terrorist organization. President Trump and conservatives, in general, have long held the belief that ANTIFA is a group of terrorists. He has now made the designation official.
All it means is people who are anti-fascism. All you’re saying is that you’re pro-fascism.
No statues will be built of you. No presidential library. No portrait will hang in the halls of government. You’ll be erased, a sad disgraceful skidmark on this nation. You’ll die alone.
— Rob Sheridan #BLM (@rob_sheridan) May 31, 2020
Trump said in a tweet, “As long as everybody understands what they are doing, that they are fake news and truly bad people with a sick agenda, we can easily work through them to greatness!” Protests have erupted across America, in response to, the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis.
Trump and others believe that rioting and looting have been instigated by ANTIFA. However, officials in Minnesota have actually pointed the finger at White Supremacist groups like the Boogaloo Bois. There is also the problem that ANTIFA technically doesn’t exist. There is no membership list nor a way to sign up. Anyone who considers themselves anti-fascist is a part of ANTIFA.
Trump had more to say in another tweet about the National Guard. He tweeted, ” Congratulations to our National Guard for the great job they did immediately upon arriving in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last night. The ANTIFA led anarchists, among others, were shut down quickly. Should have been done by Mayor on the first night and there would have been no trouble!”
Trump concluded, “Other Democrat-run Cities and States should look at the total shutdown of Radical Left Anarchists in Minneapolis last night. The National Guard did a great job, and should be used in other States before it is too late!”
Many Twitter users were quick to point out that anyone can be seen as ANTIFA and put them at risk of being called a terrorist. As the protests rage on we will see what, if anything, this designation causes.