It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020
Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an “ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.” Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2019
Blatant and rampant property destruction in Baltimore as the police stand by and watch. Should be a lesson on how NOT to handle riots. SAD!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2015
President Trump: “MAGA loves black people.”— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 30, 2020
YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. DID YOU SEE WHAT DONALD TRUMP JUST TWEETED?
Yeah, I have been watching his based and red pilled tweets for years, ever since Antifa rioted in DC and attacked his supporters at his own inauguration and walked away from it scot-free.
There used to be a thriving rightwing street activist scene when Donald Trump became president in 2017. There were people who came out to oppose Antifa and to defend the president and his supporters. I’m referring to people like the Rise Above Movement who were prosecuted by his own Department of Justice for being attacked by Antifa at Berkeley, Huntington Beach and Charlottesville. Jack Corbin was prosecuted by the DOJ and sent to prison for identifying these people.
These riots and clashes have been going on since Day One of the Trump presidency. Four years later, the difference now is that it is just Antifa clashing with the cops. The mainstream media blamed everyone but Antifa for the riots and clashes back in 2017 and 2018. The conservative media threw its own activists under the bus. The best example of this is Charlottesville where the police deliberately stood down that day and allowed Antifa to attack and conservatives blamed the melee on the “far right.”
After Charlottesville, the rightwing street activist scene went into a downward spiral from which it never recovered. The Trump DOJ and FBI singled out and went after rightwing activists while strangely leaving Antifa alone. There was a coordinated campaign by GOP-affiliated websites like The Daily Crackpot to attack and disrupt rightwing street activism on “optics” grounds. When only the Proud Boys and Patriot groups were left to oppose Antifa in 2018 and 2019, they were taken down as well.
It is notable that you don’t see anyone out there in the streets these day but Antifa. You don’t even see groups like the Oathcucks anymore who were in Ferguson. Everyone got the message a long time ago that the DOJ and FBI only goes after rightwing protesters. If Antifa attack and you defend yourself like the Rise Above Movement or the Proud Boys, you can be sent to prison in Donald Trump’s America. You will be sued by all these leftwing organizations that are sitting on millions of dollars. No one will come to your defense either especially conservatives who will shun you as a racist. Ask Gavin McInnes.
I can’t even convey to you how much contempt that I have for Donald Trump and the GOP over this issue. It is worth noting that chronic social media censorship is the flip side of what has gone on in the real world with activism. Antifa has been protected and encouraged while it has engaged in massive nationwide coordinated violence while the other side which simply wants to hold peaceful rallies in parks has been suppressed. It is nearly impossible to get Antifa banned from Twitter.
In the 2018 midterms, the GOP saw these simmering grievances and ran on opposing Antifa violence and social media censorship to turn out their base. Not only was nothing done about the issue, it was White Nationalists who were elevated as a threat on the same level as ISIS. The only people who the DOJ and FBI have gone after since the 2018 midterms have been rightwing activists including those who never even left their house. After the midterms were over, Trump and Jared Kushner focused on criminal justice reform and the effect has been that hardened black criminals have been released from prison while White Nationalists have been sent there in record numbers to replace them.
I also dislike Antifa and want to get rid of them. I figured out years ago that the easiest way to do so too would be to pop the hot air balloon in the White House who has swelled their numbers 1,000x over what they had been in the Obama years. Only then will we get some relief.
Note: It was both Antifa and Black Lives Matter that rioted. He is singling out Antifa because he is afraid of being called a racist.