Trump Weighs Designating Antifa as ‘Terrorist Organization’

The Daily Signal | 8/21/2019 | Staff
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President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was considering designating masked Antifa militants as a terrorist organization because of the group’s violent actions across the country.

“We’re looking at a lot of different things relative to Antifa. Antifa, in my opinion, is a terrorist organization,” Trump said of the mask-wearing group in response to a question at a press gaggle before his departure for Louisville, Kentucky, to address a national veterans convention.

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“You see what they’ve been doing,” Trump said of the loosely organized far-left group. “We’ve had great support on that. We’re looking at various, different things.”

Antifa, which claims to be “anti-fascist,” is best-known for rioting and clashes with groups it considers to be “white nationalists.” In June, a group of Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon, beat up journalist Andy Ngo, who is Asian. He sustained injuries, including a brain hemorrhage.

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A designation as a terrorist organization would mean that the federal government would provide federal and local law enforcement with additional resources as needed to deal with Antifa.

Section 802 of the USA Patriot Act designates an individual or group as a domestic terrorist if they violate laws “to intimidate or coerce...
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