CNN Found It Controversial that Trump Wants to Brand Antifa as Terrorists


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With Antifa still assaulting and harassing peaceful “right-wing” marchers, police, and journalists in the streets of Portland, Oregon on Saturday, CNN Newsroom host Ana Cabrera and the network found it controversial that President Trump would want to accurately brand the extreme far-left group as the domestic terrorists that they were. She would tee up New Mexico Congresswoman Debra Haaland to defend the group as “peaceful protesters”.

Towards the end of Cabrera’s interview with Haaland, the CNN host wanted to get the Congresswoman’s take on tweet the President post earlier that day, stating: “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.”

Cabrera told Haaland that the tweet was “regarding what’s happening in Portland” and suggested, without detailing the specific group, that “white supremacists, some of these groups that they are the very least, you know, far-right extremists clashing with other groups including Antifa, which is, you know, seen as a far-left organization.

Simply calling Antifa a “far-left organization”, really? This was the same group that hatched a failed plot to firebomb an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention Center last month.


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