Ahead of a far-right rally in Portland, Trump tweets a warning to antifa

President Trump issued a stark warning to antifa, the collective of militant anti-fascist leftist groups, ahead of a rally on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, where antifa activists were widely expected to confront far right activists.

“Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR,’” Trump tweeted. “Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!”

Notably, the president did not warn or criticize the controversial right-wing group organizing the rally that antifa was planning to protest against. Organizers Joe Biggs and Enrique Tarrio, who did not receive a

Trump’s obsession with crowd sizes, explained

Late Friday night, President Trump continued his obsession with crowd size, tweeting not once, not twice, but thrice about the number of people at his rally in New Hampshire the previous day. The tweets seemingly came in response to a trending hashtag that claimed the arena was not as packed as the president had boasted.

“Placed was maxed out, totally packed, with thousands coming to the arena floor at start,” the president tweeted. “Thousands more outside that were not allowed in per code. Energy was really great to see.”

A minute later, Trump tweeted a photo of the crowd …

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Will Trump withdraw troops from Afghanistan?

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  • The possibility of the US pulling its troops out of Afghanistan seems more and more plausible by the day. [The Hill / Rebecca Kheel]
  • Today President Donald Trump met with his top national security advisers to