The United States President thought anti-fa was an actual hate group, with like a CEO and everything. So obviously, Twitter had to clap back.
As a response to the ongoing demonstrations in protest of George Floyd's murder by a white police officer from the Minneapolis Police Department, United States President Donald Trump had to find someone to throw under the bus for the systemic racism he inherited and then bolstered when he entered the White House. Instead of holding the police department and other institutions accountable, he claimed that the protests had turned violent as a result of anti-fascist elements. Taking to Twitter, he vowed to deem "ANTIFA" a terrorist organization. He affirmed, "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization."
Had the President paid attention in school, he would know that "ANTIFA" isn't an organization at all and should never be spelled out in all-caps anyway. The term "anti-fa" is used to refer to any anti-fascist persons across the world. There is no real anti-fascist "organization" per se, with a President or the like. It first originated in Nazi Germany as a way for rebels to identify each other. You know what is an organization, though? The KKK. However, Trump has had little to say about the white supremacist group and their strengthening over the past four years. In light of the President's ridiculous tweet, many decided to throw a little humor and some "oh, snap!" into the mix. We could use some of that right now, after all. Responding to his tweet, many mocked him for his ignorance. These are some of the absolute best replies.
1. A better CEO than Trump ever was
oh no guys they took down Bill Antifa, the CEO of Antifa— Ryan Boyd (@ryandroyd) June 1, 2020
not like this. not like this https://t.co/1hB5I2gyJg
2. We always knew...
So ... you're PRO fascist then?— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) May 31, 2020
Well, at least we agree on what you are. https://t.co/PBrekfmCyO
3. This is the year from hell
2016 commentators:— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 31, 2020
maybe it won’t be so bad
Opposing Nazis is a terrorist offence https://t.co/YBHOBEepWX
4. History 101
You'll need to remove that bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office, then, dimwit. https://t.co/orgHs6Syjx— Elinor Elliot (@ElliotElinor) May 31, 2020
5. And Trump is the "CEO"
The White House is a terrorist organization.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 31, 2020
6. Tit for tat
Two can play that game. I'm the CEO of ANTIFA and I'm designating YOU a Terrorist Organization.— Wild Geerters (@classiclib3ral) May 31, 2020
7. We dare you
Now do White Supremacists.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) May 31, 2020
8. If only we had "white-tinted" glasses
According to Trump, one is a photo of terrorists and the other is a photo of good people with reasonable grievances. pic.twitter.com/HtkIyGD1QC— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) May 31, 2020
9. Imagine thinking anti-fa is an actual organization
Imagine thinking antifa is worse than fa— Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) May 31, 2020
10. All hail Photoshop king!
11. Cool story, bro
antifa is not an actual organization, but cool attempt to deflect attention away from the mass death and rampant unemployment that you are too incompetent to do anything about, bro— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) May 31, 2020
12. Acronyms are lovely
Another National Tragedy I Fully Abbeted?— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 31, 2020
You’re talking about yourself, aren’t you.
13. The US government does a lot of things despite not having legal authority...
1. the US government has NO legal authority to label a domestic group in the manner it designates foreign #terrorist organizations.— Colombe Cahen-Salvador (@ColombeCS) May 31, 2020
2. #ANTIFA = #antifascist action—> protest movement against -#nazis #fascists & #WhiteSupremacists.
But yeah, who are the terrorists again Trump?! pic.twitter.com/Tz39CNwycS
14. Oh no!
Look out! Its those pesky ANTIFA dudes again. pic.twitter.com/Bbx2zELgAk— Your man in the street (@Manny_Street) May 31, 2020
15. It's about context
Correction: The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization and WHITE SUPREMACISTS that has killing thousands of Americans a Humanitarian Organization.— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) May 31, 2020
16. Fascinating, indeed
Fascinating how abusive, racist cops are "a few bad apples" but some rioters and looters are sufficient to declare a nationwide outpouring of protest a far-left ANTIFA plot to be crushed by the 101st Airborne.— Dmitry Grozoubinski (@DmitryOpines) June 1, 2020
17. The Holy Trinity
You're not going to effectively shut down Antifa until you take out their leaders Slender Man and the Blair Witch— maura quint (@behindyourback) June 1, 2020