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With calls for racial justice taking a backseat to left-wing revolution, where an odd mix of anarchists and socialists join forces with criminal opportunists and bored youth out for sport to wreak havoc on American streets, President Trump is taking action.
Joined by Attorney General William Barr, after another night of violent protests, Trump hosted a video teleconference meeting on Monday with governors, law enforcement and national security officials with a focus “on keeping American communities safe.”
And the president didn’t pull any punches, calling on states to be more aggressive in dealing with rioters — in too many cases, police impotently look on as mayhem reigns all around them.
“You have to dominate or you’ll look like a bunch of jerks, you have to arrest and try people,” Trump told the governors in the call, according to an audio recording of the call obtained by CNN.
The president stressed that the “radical left” is driving the chaos in the streets.
“It’s a movement, if you don’t put it down it will get worse and worse,” Trump insisted. “The only time it’s successful is when you’re weak and most of you are weak.”
He told Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz his state was “a laughingstock all over the world” for not responding harsh enough to the initial protests, adding the “whole world was laughing at Minneapolis over the police station getting burned.”
Talk radio host Tammy Bruce hit the nail on the head when it comes to expectations.
“When @realDonaldTrump acts, he’s resolute,” she tweeted in the wee hours Monday. “So I’m looking forward to what happens after his meeting w Barr, governors, and law enforcement tomorrow morning. Prayers up for everyone taking on the ugly menace we’ve been witnessing these last few days.”
When @realDonaldTrump acts, he’s resolute, so I’m looking forward to what happens after his meeting w Barr, governors, and law enforcement tomorrow morning. Prayers up for everyone taking on the ugly menace we’ve been witnessing these last few days.
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) June 1, 2020
There’s a general assumption being made that no one wants to see the many scenes of violence and destruction taking place in cities across the country, almost to the last one, Democrat-run.
But that’s a naive thought in post-Obama America, as seen when the Wuhan virus was fully politicized by Democrats and their media enablers, who all have their eyes locked on November.
Trump announced in a tweet Sunday that the U.S. “will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”
Black-clad Antifa-like agitators wearing backpacks and carrying hammers are being seen sowing seeds of destruction in city after city.
Barr also denounced Antifa in a statement issued Sunday.
“With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements,” he said. “Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda.”
“It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it,” Barr said. “The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as other citizens.”
The attorney general called it what it is, “domestic terrorism.”
“The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly,” he concluded.
National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday the administration planned to “get to the bottom” of Antifa’s role in the riots.
WATCH: National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien confirms the violence across cities is being driven by far-left groups like Antifa. pic.twitter.com/aeNUwbppXO
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) May 31, 2020
Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” O’Brien described the violent thugs as “militant radicals who come into our cities and cross state lines.”
“They’re organized, and use Molotov cocktails and fireworks and gas to burn down our cities, especially businesses in minority neighborhoods. It’s got to be stopped,” he said.
It’s a given that regardless of what comes out of Monday’s meeting that the press will criticize Trump.
Social media users have a little more faith in the president and his ability to get on top of the crisis at hand.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
The White House being dark is not a good look. I hope he brings back a sense of hope tomorrow.
— Brennan Arrell (@BrennanArrell) June 1, 2020
Leftists crying about Trump in a bunker–something afforded every president under attack. Just four days ago they were crying about us NOT in bunkers for a virus with a 99% cure rate. This is Leftism and this is why I had to leave it. It’s too irrational and hypocritical.
— MouseUSA (@musicmouse17) June 1, 2020
Amen. Praying for wisdom and darkness to light! 🙏🏼
— ‘Merican Girl 🇺🇸 (@mandeescandee) June 1, 2020
Stay the course Commander.
— Pat Branson (@SamStone1954) June 1, 2020
I predict that Trump will give the Governors 24 hours to put their houses in order or he will tell them he will act in their absence. He will also give assistance to governors that ask. Trump as weak just doesn’t play at all. He’s got this. Trust me.
— John Monteen – HCQ. Demand it now, not when dying. (@jmonteen) June 1, 2020
Can’t wait to see what POTUS has planned for Antifa! The evil tentacles connecting support and financing to this worldwide hate group will finally be dealt with in a swift and just manner. It will be glorious to see!
— ALinLA (@la_speak) June 1, 2020
Forget the national guard, send in the Marines.
— MJP (@mpickering65) June 1, 2020
I have seen great things come from this president. I do not expect any less.
— Deplorable Konrad (@harry_konrad) June 1, 2020
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