by Daveda Gruber:
On Tuesday President Trump has given California Rep. Maxine Waters a new name. Trump now is calling her the “face of the Democrats.” This comes with an escalating feud over her remarks inciting protesters to harass Trump officials in public spaces.
The face of the Democrats is now Maxine Waters who, together with Nancy Pelosi, have established a fine leadership team. They should always stay together and lead the Democrats, who want Open Borders and Unlimited Crime, well into the future….and pick Crooked Hillary for Pres.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2018
Waters said, “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.”
She later told MSNBC that protesters are “going to absolutely harass them.”
On Monday Trump responded:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
Waters has shown no signs of backing down, and accused Trump of lying about what she said.
During a Monday afternoon news conference on Capitol Hill Waters said, “Trump is the one who is creating lies. Trying to have people believe that I talked about harming people. There’s nowhere in my statement, anytime, anyplace that we talked about harm.”
On Tuesday Trump suggested they team up with 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2020.
Trump is eager to present Waters as the face of the Democrats. This exploits a certain anxiety among Democrats over her remarks and the calls from liberals to hound Trump officials. Some of them are women and harassing them in public spaces doesn’t sit well with many.
David Axelrod is one of the top strategists behind former President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. He tweeted:
Couldn’t disagree more with @MaxineWaters. Disgusted with this admin’s policies? Organize, donate, volunteer, VOTE! Rousting Cabinet members from restaurants is an empty and, ultimately, counter-productive gesture that won’t change a thing.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 25, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that harassing political opponents was un-American.
He said, “No one should call for the harassment of political opponents. That’s not right. That’s not American.”
He warned Democrats not to “fight fire with fire” when Trump engages in “bullying” behavior.
Schumer said, “The president’s tactics and behavior should never be emulated. It should be repudiated by organized, well informed and passionate advocacy.”
In the House, there was disagreement Monday over how to respond.
“There is a split in opinions about what we should and shouldn’t do,” one senior House source said and who asked not to be identified.
One Democrat from a moderate district replied that Waters’s tactics “don’t help” as Democrats try to retake the House this fall. However, others pointed out that Waters was “speaking to her base.”
One Democrat said, “Trump says a lot of crazy sh*t and we can, too.”
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. tweeted:
In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea. https://t.co/vlpqOBLK4R
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 25, 2018
Congressional Republicans have fueled the pressure on the Democrats with a resolution by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., calling for Waters to apologize and resign.
The Biggs’ motion claims that Waters’ statements could “directly and unnecessarily lead to public unrest, physical violence, and physical injury” and that members of the administration have already been harassed in public.
The resolution says that Waters’ comments “are in direct conflict with the reputation of the United States as a nation where individuals have a right to debate their differences civilly, without fear of physical retribution.”
Well, well, happiness is a state of mind. Some idiots think that hate can bring upon success. I disagree.
Fight fire with fire but never hate. Just fight the good fight and win.
Patriots are good people who will stand up against the bullying.