President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday night to say he supports labeling 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). Would make it easier for police to do their job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
Conservatives applauded Trump's decision.
YES MR PRESIDENT— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) July 27, 2019
About time.— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 27, 2019
HELL YEAH!!!!!!!— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 27, 2019
The declaration appears to come after conservative journalist Andy Ngo appeared on Fox News to discuss the Antifa attack he sustained last month. Ngo was beaten, had "milkshakes" filled with cement mixers thrown at him and his GoPro camera was stolen. He suffered a brain injury as a result of the beating.
Earlier this month, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced legislation that would label Antifa a terrorist organization. Cruz and Cassidy's resolution was in direct response to Antifa's attacks on Ngo in Portland last month.
Last year, the Washington, D.C. chapter of Antifa, known as Smash Racism, harassed Cruz and his wife while they were dining at a public restaurant. They posted a tweet saying he wasn't safe, The Daily Caller reported.
“No — you can’t eat in peace — your politics are an attack on all of us You’re [sic] votes are a death wish. Your votes are hate crimes,” Smash Racism DC wrote. “Tonight Senator Ted Cruz arrived at Fiola, an upscale restaurant mere steps from the White House, to enjoy a hearty Italian dinner. He could have dined on a lavish four course meal for only $145 while millions of Americans struggle to buy groceries. He might have sampled from the top shelf wine list as migrant children languish in cages.”