Since the Trump presidency, a far left group known as AntiFa (anti-fascism) has emerged. The hallmark of the group is opposing President Trump and conservative ideology. AntiFa has gained infamy for their actions at various protests across the nation; these actions largely include attacking those who disagree with them and wearing masks to conceal their identities.
Of course, AntiFa is largely unpopular amongst the right-wing. Many conservatives maintain that this group actually acts as fascists by physically attacking Americans with different ideologies. Over the course of AntiFa’s presence, various videos have surfaced on social media of Trump supporters being attacked, harassed and having eggs thrown on them.
On Saturday, President Trump himself took to Twitter to share his own thoughts regarding AntiFa.
Trump on AntiFa
Per the president’s own statements, there are considerations about declaring AntiFa as a “major organization of terror.” This subsequently comes after the group’s various attacks on individuals. Other Republicans, like Sens. Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy, have introduced legislation to officially declare AntiFa as a domestic terrorist organization.