President Trump said on social media Saturday that he is considering labeling the radical leftist group Antifa a terrorist organization.
“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),” Trump tweeted. “Would make it easier for police to do their job!”
Last week, Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy introduced a resolution to designate Antifa a “domestic terrorist organization.” On Twitter, Cruz characterized Antifa as “a terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant radicals who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence. Time and time again their actions have demonstrated that their central purpose is to inflict harm on those who oppose their views.”
“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ‘fight fascism’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege,” Cassidy added in a press release.