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Maxine Waters calls for the Fans to ‘harass’ Trump officials in the public
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President Trump on Monday accused democratic Rep. Maxine Waters for “damage” against his supporters, after you called over the weekend for the protesters to confront members of the Cabinet, where ever you see them in public.
“The Congressman Maxine Waters, a very low IQ person, has, in common with Nancy Pelosi, the face of the democratic party. They just called, for any damage to trailers, of which there are many, the Make America Great Again-movement. Be careful what you wish for, Max!” Trump tweeted.
The Congressman Maxine Waters, a very low IQ person, has, in common with Nancy Pelosi, the face of the democratic party. They just called, for any damage to trailers, of which there are many, the Make America Great Again-movement. Be careful what you wish for Max.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
The President of the tweet comes after water, D-Calif., urged their followers to accost Trump government officials.
“When someone looks in the closet in a restaurant, in a Department store, a gas station, get you out and you create a lot and slide it back on you, and you tell them they are welcome everywhere,” said Waters, later told MSNBC that the protesters “are going to bother absolutely.”
Despite Trump’s attempt to link the waters of Pelosi, house Democratic leaders seemed to distance themselves from their Californian colleagues remarks, called for “unity” on Twitter.
“In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump daily lack of courtesy has provoked reactions, which are predictable, but not acceptable. As we go forward, we need to reach the conduct of the elections in a way that a unit from sea to shining sea,” Pelosi tweeted.
In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump daily lack of courtesy has provoked reactions, which are predictable, but not acceptable. As we go forward, we need to conduct elections in a way that reached the unit from sea to shining sea. https://t.co/vlpqOBLK4R
— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi) June 25, 2018
Waters’ comments a number of incidents where Trump administration officials were confronted to follow, or free-kicked out of restaurants, in the midst of last week’s game, family separations on the border.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave, Lexington, Va., restaurant ” Red Hen on Friday. Sanders confirmed, she was told to leave by the owner, because she worked for the President.
Earlier last week, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was confronted in a Mexican restaurant, of left-wing activists family protest separations.
President Trump tried to the controversy of the last week, as he was about to cross under an executive order signed ending the practice of separation of illegal immigrant families caught on the border. But the room has retained, with the protesters calling on the administration to curb the festival, and more.
But the threats of more confrontation safety concerns and questions whether there is a line to be crossed—separation of legitimate political protest against real harassment.
Waters’ comments drew a strong rebuke from Republican lawmakers amid fears that the protests escalate. A spokesman for house majority whip Steve Scalise, who was injured in the shooting in a congressional baseball practice over a year ago, warned about the dangers of overheated rhetoric and protests.
“Whip Scalise knows firsthand of the dangerous consequences that can arise from political differences personally, and acrid” spokeswoman Lauren Fine said in a statement. “We are fortunate to live in a country where we have the right to freely debate our differences civilly. Harassment is never an acceptable method of disagreement.”
On Saturday, the Florida Attorney General and the flaming trump trailer, Pam Bondi, was confronted by a group of protesters against the screening of a documentary about Mister Rogers in Tampa. A video of the confrontation, the Florida AG to leave the theater, several people shouting, a woman is seen yelling at via Bondi recent actions on health care policy, and their stance on immigration.
But Bondi Fox & Friends said on Monday that the harassment began when she waited in line for tickets, and more in the theatre.
“If [the water] wants people to protest is one thing, but you are trying to start a fight,” Bondi said. “I’m not going to change my life, this is what you want.”
Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.