Riots erupted in Minnesota and spread across the country to 140 cities.
Americans watched in horror as thugs looted stores and communities burned.
Now Donald Trump drew a red line with the rioters that left everyone speechless.
Both President Trump and Attorney General William Barr informed the American people that the radical left-wing group Antifa was the organizing force behind the insurrection causing massive civil unrest around America.
“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,” Barr stated.
President Trump followed that up by declaring on social media that the government would declare Antifa as a terrorist organization.
“The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” the President wrote.
President Trump also reminded Antifa and other looters and rioters that traveling across state lines to engage in domestic terrorism was a federal offense.
The President also demanded Democrat governors and mayors crack down on these terrorists or else President Trump would send in the military to put down this insurgency.
“Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our Military and many arrests. Thank you!” the President added.
Arson, looting and rioting began in Minneapolis last Thursday.
But like a virus, this terrorist insurgency spread across America over the weekend.
Millions of Americans were appalled as Democrat governors and mayors initially surrendered their streets to the mobs.
21 states now called out the National Guard in an effort to restore order.
But these are no longer protests.
Antifa and other left-wing groups have no interest in the death of George Floyd or reforming police conduct.
These rebels want a violent revolution that ends with America as a socialist nation.
Minnesota officials noted that Antifa and other groups directing these riots were using military-style tactics to carry out what is now urban warfare.
This is no longer an issue of crowd control of law enforcement.
Democrat governors and mayors were slow to react to Antifa’s campaign of domestic terrorism because they believed these leftists to be their ideological allies.
President Trump and Attorney General William Barr are under no such illusions.
After a weekend of violence and mayhem, the American people are insisting the government take a firmer hand in crushing this Antifa-led rebellion taking place on American streets.
Antifa is launching a military-style campaign which in turn requires a military response.
In 1992, President George H.W. Bush used the Insurrection Act to put troops on the streets of Los Angeles and finally put an end to the race riots that erupted after a jury acquitted the police officers involved in the Rodney King beating.
President Trump is threatening to take a similar course of action to end the Antifa insurgency.
Black Eye Politics will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.