Trump Issues Threat to 'Low IQ' Waters: 'Be Careful What You Wish For Max!'


If Rep. Maxine Waters wants an all-out war with President Donald Trump and his cabinet over their policies, including physical violence and ostracism, the president has a message for the California Democrat: “Be careful what you wish for.”

In a tweet posted the morning after Waters made her controversial remarks, the president said that Waters is a “low IQ person” who had become the “Face of the Democrat Party.”

Waters made her remarks during a speech at an immigration rally in Los Angeles on Sunday, amid the controversy over news that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant on Friday night.

“Let’s make sure we show up, wherever we have to show up,” Waters said, according to the U.K. Independent.

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“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you cause a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome — anymore, anywhere — we’ve got to get the children connected to their parents, the children are suffering.

“Mr. President, we will see you every day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this,” she added.

Trump, meanwhile, was quick to respond to the physical threat to his cabinet.

“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party,” Trump tweeted Monday.

“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!”

Trump’s response was far from the only one coming from major political figures. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also issued a statement in which she blamed Waters’ decision to threaten Donald Trump and those around him on … Donald Trump and those around him.

“In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again,” Pelosi’s statement read.

“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.”

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In other words: “See what you made Maxine do, Donald?”

Perhaps the most ominous statement in the whole affair may have come from former Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Sheriff David Clarke, who noted that conservatives must be prepared for the left’s political violence.

“Maxine (Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag) Waters call for open warfare on people is a campaign of menace,” Clarke wrote. “If an angry crowd circles someone, that person should view that as a threat to their bodily security. People reserve the right to defend themselves.”

Do you think Maxine Waters' remarks will lead to violence?

From literally the first day of the Trump administration, when leftists rioted in the streets of Washington on the day of Trump’s inauguration, liberals have been pushing violence as an acceptable means of #TheResistance to the legally elected president.

Waters’ statements on Sunday can only be read as inviting more of the same from deranged “activists.”

Pelosi and Waters can try to blame Trump if they choose — though Pelosi’s statement implicitly acknowledged how unacceptable Waters’ rants are. But Americans know which side is really responsible for the level of incivility in American politics today.

And Trump’s words were a warning that they could yet come to regret it.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
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