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Trump Tweets Plan to Designate Antifa a Terrorist Group

HeadlineJun 01, 2020

Authorities in Minnesota are now investigating the role white supremacists may be playing in the protests. The Twin Cities TV station KARE reports at one least one person arrested in Minneapolis had shown clear support for white supremacy on their Facebook page. Meanwhile, President Trump and Attorney General William Barr have threatened to take action against anti-fascist activists. On Sunday, Trump tweeted he would label antifa as a terrorist organization, even though he does not have the legal authority to do so. This comes as Trump is facing widespread criticism for inflaming tensions in the country. On Friday, Trump tweeted, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” — quoting a phrase used by many segregationists in the 1960s. He also threatened protesters outside the White House with “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons.”

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