President Donald trump said Sunday that the United States announced the “anti-fascists” – extremely left-wing extremist group that, according to his administration, during a nationwide protest actions perpetrated violence as a terrorist organization.
“The United States will determine the ANTIFA terrorist organization”, – wrote the President on Twitter.
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
This will allow Federal law enforcement to “focus” on the entire organization.
Shortly after the tweet trump U.S. attorney General William Barr issued a statement which says that “violent radical elements” affect legitimate protests to “pursue its own separate, violent and extremist program.”
“The violence instigated and perpetrated by anti-fascists and other similar groups is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly,” added Barr.
In another tweet trump praised the National guard for the “great work”that they have done in Minneapolis on Saturday.
“Led by anti-fascists, the anarchists were quickly stopped. Is that supposed to make the mayor the first night, and there would be no problems!” – said trump.
The national security adviser , Robert O’brien also commented on the actions of the Antifa.
O’brien said “ABC News” this week that the President believes that people have the right to protest but not burn businesses and loot shops.
“The President is outraged by this. And we are too. It has to stop. And we call on the FBI to investigate the activities of Antifa and understand these riots. I don’t want to be confused with the peaceful protestors who have every right to take to the streets. That’s what distinguishes America from other countries,” said O’brien.