President Trump threatened Maxine Waters over Twitter on Monday, cautioning the California congresswoman to be “careful” what she wishes for in light of her urging Americans to “push back” against his administration.
“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinary low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party,” Trump tweeted. “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!”
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
The Twitter threat comes one day after the longtime Democratic lawmaker told a rally in Los Angeles to speak out against the Trump administration whenever an opportunity arises.
“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,” Waters, 79, told supporters. “You push back on them.”
Waters’ scathing rebuke came amid national outrage over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration, which has resulted in the forced separation of thousands of children from their immigrant parents at the southern border.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and senior White House adviser Stephen Miller were booted from restaurants over the weekend after protesters spotted them and staged loud demonstrations.
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