By Daniel M | August 17, 2019

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to say that he is giving “major consideration” to labelling the far-left group Antifa as an “organization of terror.”

“Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR,’” Trump tweeted, according to Breitbart. “Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!”

When do you think the country should re-open and get back to work?

By completing the poll, you agree to receive emails from WayneDupree.com and that you've read and agree to our privacy policy and legal statement.

This comes as the city of Portland, Oregon is preparing for clashes between “The End of Domestic Terrorism” organizers and Antifa counter-protesters on Saturday. Joe Biggs, one of the organizers behind the event,  explained that it was being held in response to the violent Antifa protests that broke out in the city last month, which resulted in the hospitalization of journalist and editor of Quillette, Andy Ngo.

Sign Petition: Remove Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee 

“That group of Antifa there in Portland needs to be exposed for who they are,” Biggs said. “And guess what? They should be scared.”

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler sent out a warning earlier this month to anyone who plans to “commit violence and spread hate” in the city, writing, “We. Don’t. Want. You. Here. Stop using our beautiful city and our home to spread fear and disrupt our lives.”

Trump has previously hinted that he is considering labeling Antifa as an “organization of terror.”

“Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others),” Trump wrote last month. “Would make it easier for police to do their job!”

This piece originally appeared in the Objectivist and is used by permission.

Read more at Objectivist.co:
Witness Comes Forward In Don Lemon’s Assault Case – Reveals Host’s ‘Disgusting Behavior’
Donald Trump Attacks Rashida Tlaib For Declining Visit To Her Grandma In Israel
Thousands of Twitter Users Unleash Scathing Attack on Melania Trump

The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wayne Dupree. Contact us for guidelines on submitting your own commentary.

Attn: Wayne Dupree is a free speech champion who works tirelessly to bring you news that the mainstream media ignores. But he needs your support in order to keep delivering quality, independent journalism. You can make a huge impact in the war against fake news by pledging as little as $5 per month. Please click here Patreon.com/WDShow to help Wayne battle the fake news media.