Trump Jr. Directs His Followers to White Supremacist's Fake 'Antifa' Account

Rebekah Sager
June 02, 2020 - 12:07 pm

A Twitter account claiming to be 'Antifa' and calling for violence during the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, is found out to be a white supremacist group in disguise. 

The fake account, @ANTIFA_US, tweeted Sunday, “ALERT Tonight’s the night, Comrades Tonight we say “F**k The City” and we move into the residential areas… the white hoods…. and we take what’s ours #BlacklivesMaters #F**kAmerica.”

Twitter has since removed the account, but not before Donald Trump Jr. unknowingly directed his 2.8 million Instagram followers to the account to prove how dangerous ANTIFA is. 

“Absolutely insane,” Trump Jr. wrote on Instagram, sharing a screenshot of the tweet, “Just remember what ANTIFA really is. A Terrorist Organization! They’re not even pretending anymore.”

Twitter sent out a statement that read: “This account violated our platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts. We took action after the account sent a Tweet inciting violence and broke the Twitter Rules.”

Despite the fact that the U.S. government has no legal authority to do so, on Sunday Trump tweeted his intention to designate Antifa a terrorist organization,

Antifa, is short for anti-fascist, and describes a far left-leaning group that doesn't align with Democrats.