UPDATED 10:40 AM PST – Sat. August 17, 2019
President Trump says he’s is giving “major consideration” to designating Antifa as a terror group.
He made the comment on Twitter Saturday, adding he’s watching Portland “very closely” ahead of dueling demonstrations between Antifa and the Proud Boys.
Portland police are reportedly stationing the majority of their forces near the protests, in the event the demonstrations turn violent.
The president added “hopefully the mayor will be able to properly do his job!”
This after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called on those planning to attend to “stay home” if they plan on committing violence.
Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an “ORGANIZATION OF TERROR.” Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2019