Trump tweets Antifa will be labelled a terrorist organization but experts believe that's unconstitutional - 2020-05-31
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the United States will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization, even though the U.S. government has no existing legal authority to label a wholly domestic group in the manner it currently designates foreign terrorist organizations.
Current and former government officials say it would be unconstitutional for the U.S. government to proscribe First Amendment-protected activity inside the U.S. based on simple ideology. U.S. law allows terrorist designations for foreign groups since belonging to those groups doesn't enjoy the same protections.
Antifa, short for anti-fascists, describes a broad group of people whose political beliefs lean toward the left -- often the far left -- but do not conform with the Democratic Party platform.