During an interview with the conservative news outlet, the Daily Caller, President Donald Trump said the violence-prone group of self-styled anarchist known as Antifa — short for Anti-Fascists — were going to regret what they are doing to gin-up anger and discontent among the American people.
Speaking to the popular web site on Wednesday, just days after Daily Caller’s founder, Tucker Carlson, had his wife terrorized by an affiliate of the “anti-fascist” mob, Trump said that there was strong opposition to Antifa that had yet to strike back. He said that the leftists had better hope things remain that way. Carlson is now hosting a top show on the number one cable television news network, Fox News Channel.
“They better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize,” Trump told the Daily Caller.
“Because if [Antifa doesn’t stop], they’re [opposition is] much tougher. Much stronger. Potentially much more violent. And Antifa’s going to be in big trouble. But so far they haven’t done that and that’s a good thing.”
“POTUS really put the so-called mainstream broadcast and newspaper organizations in a peculiar position. While we know they are sympathetic to leftists groups such as Code Pink, ANSWER, ACORN, and others, they don’t want to be so obvious about their political-biases,” said former police commander and political consultant Gabe Channing.
During his interview, Trump angrily said it was a “terrible” act that occurred outside the D.C. home of Carlson, whose wife was home when a leftist mob began shouting outside and trying to break the door in.
The Antifa splinter group, Smash Racism D.C., posted pictures and videos of their so-called protest on social media. This included shots of Carlson’s home address and a warning: “We know where you sleep at night.”
According to Channing, who worked as an inner-city cop, what the Democrats have done if beneath contempt. “They use words to create hatred and animosity and then they talk as if they are calling for cooler heads to respond to the violence and hatred they caused to begin with. It’s a vicious cycle that’s worked for the Democratic Party for decades,” he said.
“[Antifa] better hope that the other side doesn’t mobilize,” Trump said again.
“Because if you look, the other side, it’s the military. It’s the police. It’s a lot of very strong, a lot of very tough people. Tougher than them. And smarter than them. They’re sitting back and watching and they’re getting angrier and angrier,” Trump told the Daily Caller.
While most people do not want to see violence on their streets or in their communities the antics of these groups and their puppet masters will hopefully not come to the violent clash that Antifa seems to want.
In fact, corporate America is already showing a dislike for actions by the anarchists. Last week, for example, Twitter banned Smash Racism D.C.’s account and deleted their posts doxxing Tucker Carlson.
And Paypal began blocking Antifa and their affiliates from using their Internet services. “We do not allow PayPal services to be used to promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory,” the company said in a statement.