President Trump is calling out Congresswoman Maxine Waters for comments she made recently. In a tweet yesterday, Trump said the California Democrat has an "extraordinarily low IQ" and accused Waters of encouraging harm to his supporters, adding – quote, "Be careful what you wish for Max!"
While Waters took to MSNBC last night to deny ever calling for harm to come to Trump administration officials, the video of her comments at last weekend’s protests could suggest otherwise. Here’s exactly what she said:
"Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."
Whichever way you fall, Democratic leadership is certainly not supporting her remarks. First, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi rebuked Waters, tweeting that Democrats should rise above the tone that has been set by President Trump's "daily lack of civility." Later on the Senate Floor, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer noted that “no one should call for the harassment of political opponents,” adding, “That’s not right. That’s not American.”
The president of the influential Crime Research Center, John Lott, suggests Trump aides should get their concealed carry permit and back it up with a pistol.