Trump Issues Warning To Antifa About Their Opposition

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President Donald Trump has a warning for violent left-wing group Antifa: You better hope your opposition doesn't mobilize.

"These people, like the Antifa you’re talking about, the Antifa — they better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize," said the president.

In an interview with The Daily Caller, President Trump spoke about the troublesome behavior of Antifa, specifically discussing the mob attack at Fox News host Tucker Carlson's home earlier this month.

"I spoke to Tucker and I think Tucker’s a great guy and I think it’s terrible, they were actually trying to break down the door," Trump said.

A group of about 20 so-called "anti-fascists" ambushed Carlson's Washington, D.C., home while only the host's wife was home. In video posted by Smash Racism DC (AKA Antifa DC), Antifa members chanted "Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night" and demanded the host leave town.

According to a police report, Carlson's driveway and cars were vandalized. In an interview with The Washington Post, Carlson claimed that there was a crack in his front door from an Antifa member repeatedly throwing his body into it and said his brother Buckley Carlson and business partner Neil Patel's addresses were posted to the Internet — a practice known as doxxing.

Asked about how police should "handle" Antifa, Trump responded, "These people, like the Antifa you’re talking about, the Antifa — they better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize. Because if they do, they’re much tougher. Much stronger. Potentially much more violent. And Antifa’s going to be in big trouble."

The president added, "But so far they haven’t done that, and that’s a good thing."

Continuing, Trump emphasized that opponents of Antifa are stronger and smarter than the leftist group. "[I]f you look, the other side is the military, it’s the police, it’s a lot of very strong, a lot of very tough people. Tougher than them. And smarter than them," he said.

"They better hope that the other side doesn't’t mobilize, you understand what I’m saying," said the president.

The Antifa opposition are "sitting back and watching and they’re getting angrier and angrier," he warned.

View the unedited transcript provided by The Daily Caller, below:

THE DAILY CALLER: Tucker Carlson had his house attacked, he had a mob outside of his house while his wife was home. They cracked the door — what is this violence? Where does it come from? Do you have a message for Tucker and his family?

POTUS: I do, I spoke to Tucker and I think Tucker’s a great guy and I think it’s terrible, they were actually trying to break down the door.

THE DAILY CALLER: How do you think the police should handle Antifa, generally?

POTUS: These people, like the Antifa you’re talking about, the Antifa — they better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize. Because if they do, they’re much tougher. Much stronger. Potentially much more violent. And Antifa’s going to be in big trouble. But so far they haven’t done that, and that’s a good thing.

But they better hope that the other side doesn’t mobilize, you understand what I’m saying. Because if you look, the other side is the military, it’s the police, it’s a lot of very strong, a lot of very tough people. Tougher than them. And smarter than them. And they’re sitting back and watching and they’re getting angrier and angrier.

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