Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart declared antifa to not be an issue on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” Saturday.
The journalist claimed to not have even heard of the violent left-wing group antifa until the events in Charlottesville in August.
“You know, you can bring up antifa all you want. I didn’t even know the phrase until Charlottesville happened. Antifa is not the issue. It’s white supremacists, it’s Neo-Nazis, it’s racists and bigots…” Capehart said.
Antifa, short for “anti-fascist” has been gaining an increasing amount of media attention due to their violent tactics. The group has been involved in numerous protests around the country that turned violent.
President Trump called out antifa violence this week, leading to criticism from liberal outlets, and also condemned them in the wake of Charlottesville.
Capehart also used his appearance to say that the president has “no moral authority at all, on anything.”
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Capehart’s name.