Trump: ‘True’ Source Of Violence Is Antifa

President Trump blames Antifa for the violence in most protests

President Trump agrees that far-left groups such as Antifa are to blame for the violence that has erupted during recent protests.

On Monday, Trump retweeted a post made by Libertarian Dinesh D’Souza which blasted the mainstream media for ignoring the violence from Antifa and attempting to shift the blame to the right.

Finally, as if by accident, the Washington Post breaks down & admits the truth about where the violence is coming from,” Dinesh wrote.

Independent.co.uk reports: Mr D’Souza linked to a Washington Post article that cited the Associated Press, noting that “black-clad antifa” – short for anti-fascist – demonstrators had “stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people.”

Mr Trump has been criticised recently for his response following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, when a counter protester was killed after a suspected white supremacist drove his car through a group of peaceful protesters. Those demonstrations had also seen clashes between neo-Nazis and counter-protesters, some of who were dressed in all black with their faces covered in the style of “antifa” protesters.

The President, after initially condemning violence and racism, commented several other times on the violence. After several days, Mr Trump said that there had been violence coming from both sides in Charlottesville, and seemed to avoid condemning white supremacy.

The emergence of antifa protesters has coincided with a surge in white supremacist rallies, and alongside the rise of Mr Trump on the national political scene. Clashes between those two groups have been seen at demonstrations throughout the country, including previous clashes in Berkeley before a planned speech by right wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Clashes have been seen repeatedly in Portland, Oregon, as well.

  • mary

    THE WASHINGTON POST IS A DISGRACE TO THE U.S AND YOU SHOULD ALL BOYCOTT THIS PAPER UNTIL IT STARTS TELLING THE TRUTH.THEY KNOW GEORGE SOROS IS FUNDING ANTIFA AND SHOULD BE CLOSED DOWN FOR TREASON

    • Zoe

      Soros is funding all the violence” a witness from Charlottesville said all these groups came to town on the same busses. They are all of the same side.

      • CJS

        “all these groups came to town on the same busses.” I believe it. Show me the news story where these people are shown to be on a payroll. Now that would be an alternate news source.

  • clarioncaller

    I’m surprised that no one is reporting on this group getting radical, terrorist training in Venezuela [including firearm and bomb training], and then returning back into the US to use their new skills.

  • sandy daniels

    Ol, soreass is payin them $25+ an hour to foment violence and hatred …. they get bonuses when there are deaths and it can be laid to the police ,the right, the Christians and so on …..soreasss is a real NAZI SS no less. He’s the one footing the bill for the breakdown of the American society.