Trump Will ‘Designate’ Antifa a Terrorist Organization

Members of the Great Lakes anti-fascist organization (Antifa) fly flags during a protest against the alt-right outside a hotel in Warren, Mich., March 4, 2018. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters)
The action would permit the surveillance of Americans in the absence of probable cause.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A ccording to President Trump and his most ardent supporters, he is a “disruptor” here to shake up established Washington ways. Nevertheless, in announcing that he will “designate” Antifa, the far-left radical movement, as a terrorist organization, he is pulling a page from the Swamp’s playbook. It is political rhetoric portrayed as legally significant action to bring to heel an array of sociopaths that, to be sure, are playing their now familiar instigator’s role in the rioting that roils American cities.

The purported designation would be pointless, in that the means of taking aggressive enforcement action against Antifa, and against domestic terrorism

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