President Donald Trump on Sunday announced his intent to designate Antifa as a terrorist organization. It has become abundantly clear that Antifa has been at the center of the riots that are taking place across the nation.
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
Trump also used the opportunity to thank the National Guard for moving in to Minneapolis on Saturday. It was the second time the Minnesota National Guard had been deployed in the state's history. The first time was Friday.
Congratulations to our National Guard for the great job they did immediately upon arriving in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last night. The ANTIFA led anarchists, among others, were shut down quickly. Should have been done by Mayor on first night and there would have been no trouble!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
Other Democrat run Cities and States should look at the total shutdown of Radical Left Anarchists in Minneapolis last night. The National Guard did a great job, and should be used in other States before it is too late!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
The president slammed the mainstream media for "foment[ing] hate and anarchy."
The Lamestream Media is doing everything within their power to foment hatred and anarchy. As long as everybody understands what they are doing, that they are FAKE NEWS and truly bad people with a sick agenda, we can easily work through them to GREATNESS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020