Amid the chaos that occurred over the weekend in Portland, Oregon, the mayor of Portland said Saturday night that his city had avoided the “worst-case scenario” after members of far-right groups and far-left members of Antifa held dueling demonstrations in the center of the city that lasted for hours on end.
“Given the continuing movement and the number of people involved, I am grateful that this was a largely peaceful event,” Mayor Ted Wheeler told reporters. “Police did an exemplary job of de-escalating the situation, keeping the extremists on both sides separate for the most part, and of limiting interactions between individuals.
Despite Mayor Ted Wheeler claiming it was a “peaceful event”, several videos have surfaced on social media showing Antifa causing chaos and violence with cement, weapons, bear spray, taunting police officers and more.
President Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday morning, “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!”
Actor Tom Arnold took to Twitter Sunday evening after the chaos unfolded with a bizarre video and claimed that he is “joining Antifa.”
Arnold wrote, “President Trump. I’m joining Antifa! @BridgetPhetasy I found some Unicorn shoes for you!” (Video Below)
Tom Arnold’s official tweet:
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 18, 2019
Bridget Phetasy responded to Tom Arnold’s bizarre video after tagging her in the post and wrote, “lololol wut is happening.”
lololol wut is happening
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) August 18, 2019
President Trump tweeted Saturday morning that he is considering designating Antifa a domestic terror group.
We leave you with a few videos of the violence from Antifa:
It’s time that we call ANTIFA what it is:
A Domestic Terrorist Organization.
This type of violent behavior has no place in a civilized society ⬇️pic.twitter.com/qW5GQhy8fh
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) August 19, 2019
Domestic terrorist group Antifa attacking random people in Portland 8.17.19 pic.twitter.com/FfrIIcMIAt
— Tara LaRosa (@TaraLaRosa) August 18, 2019
This is how Antifa treat police:
"You’re perpetuating a system of white supremacy"
"You know you’re a parasite so shoot yourselves, suicide is the only way out"
Reminder: CNN ran loving puff pieces on Antifa & most elected Democrats won’t denounce them.pic.twitter.com/PeLASWzp3u
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 18, 2019
Former secret service agent, Dan Bongino said, “Everywhere the group ANTIFA (Anti-First Amendment) goes, violence and chaos follows. This is a violent, anti-civil liberties, group of thugs looking to hurt and injure anyone in their way.”
He added, “ANTIFA (short for anti-First Amendment) is the most dangerous anti-free-speech group in America right now. They’re an openly racist group which uses terror tactics and violence to try and suppress free speech.”
We leave you with a mother coming to the rescue:
— Das Krümel 🍪- I’m here for your cookies. (@das_krumel) August 18, 2019