President Donald Trump was interviewed by members of the Daily Caller and discussed Antifa and the possible opposition they could face if they continue behaving this way in public.
President Donald Trump gave an interview in the Oval Office with members of the Daily Caller. Part of the interview discussed Antifa, the far-left movement who engages in resistance and often sparks violence when they counter-protest or gather for events.
Trump offered a warning to the violent leftists, often members of the Antifa group. The warning suggests that any opposition to Antifa could be bad news for the leftist group because those who oppose Antifa are most likely going to be smarter, stronger, and more angry after all the time sitting back and watching the group create chaos. Trump warns that if the opposition to the leftist group ever mobilizes, that it could mean "big trouble" for those in the resistance group known as Antifa.
Trump said, “They better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize... These people, like the Antifa — they better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize. Because if they do, they’re 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."
Trump was asked by The Daily Caller about the recent wave of political violence during his administration, beginning with violent Antifa riots on his inauguration day.
When asked specifically about the recent mob outside of Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s house, the president said, “I spoke to Tucker — I think Tucker’s a great guy — and I think it’s terrible. They were actually trying to break down [Tucker’s] door.”
The Daily Caller asked the president what tactics law enforcement should practice when dealing with groups like Antifa.
"[Antifa] better hope that the other side doesn’t mobilize,” Trump concluded, “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 said of the Antifa opposition.
Trump has faced resistance from the Antifa group for two years. The Antifa group often counter-protests the far-right group known as the Proud Boys.
The Proud Boys and Antifa always seem to be at the same place and engaged in violent activities against each other.
Many people on both sides of the political spectrum would like to see the far-left and far-right end the violence.