Following remarks made by President condemning Antifa as a violent group who may seek to ‘overturn’ his administration’s policies, CNN and MSNBC both aired programming that directly defended the notorious leftist group and claimed that it is Trump who is really the purveyor of violence.
At a dinner with evangelical leaders, the president said the following:
“It’s not a question of like or dislike, it’s a question that they will overturn everything that we’ve done and they will do it quickly and violently. And violently. There is violence. When you look at Antifa- these are violent people.”
Despite the countless examples of Antifa engaging in violence toward its political ends, MSNBC host Chuck Todd insisted that the President was echoing crazed “conspiracies” of “Trump voters” and claimed Antifa was only “an issue in Portland, Oregon” and “some places else,” adding “this is not a giant issue.”
“If it’s Tuesday, President Trump is warning there will be violence if Republicans lose the midterms,” Todd said, adding “the President is apparently trying to scare voters into wanting to support the GOP.”
“I think he just wants to rationalize violence,” Todd declared.
It’s no surprise that Todd attempted to dismiss Antifa, given that a year ago he allowed noted Antifa supporter Mark Bray to advocate the group’s extremism on his broadcast.
Over at CNN, before analyst Jeffrey Toobin ridiculously asserted it was racist to criticize Antifa because they are a “widely perceived as an African-American organization,” leftist talking head Angela Rye described Antifa as the right’s “favorite boogeyman”.
When Rye asked Pro-Trump commentator Steve Cortes for examples of times when Antifa has engaged in violence, he started to reel them off, which angered her into the default leftist position of ‘Trump is a violent racist’.
“I’m sorry that you didn’t want to answer the way that I hoped you would, which was honestly and that was with a number,” Rye said to Cortes.
“That’s how the left operates, isn’t it? If I answer the way you want, you’re tolerant of my view. Otherwise, you’re not tolerant. Because that’s liberal intolerance.” Cortes shot back.
Rye stated that rather then Antifa, it is Trump who “consistently urges violence” and “consistently trolls women of color on Twitter”.
Trump warns in private conversation that Antifa are "violent people" (a completely factual statement).
Media: Trump is threatening violence!
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 29, 2018
CNN even defends Antifa when the group violently attacks journalists, then claims that it is Trump who is encouraging violence against reporters.