He replied, “I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing, not the right wing.” He continued, “Proud Boys, take a step back and stay away.” Then came the rationale: “But I’ll tell you what, someone has to do something against the antifa and the left.” Because it’s not a right-wing problem, it’s a left-wing problem. ”
Trump is wrong to claim that the left is responsible for the violence on American streets. Between January 1, 1994 and May 8, 2020, white supremacists and other right-wing extremists in the United States carried out attacks that left 329 people dead. In the same period, a single attack organized by an anti-fascist resulted in a murder.