Democrats have again called mere speech that they don’t agree with “violent,” and this time the mouthpiece making the claim is Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Breitbart News reported that Tuesday while on MSNBC, the California liberal accused President Donald Trump of sounding like a mobster.
He is the “poster boy for what a mob protester looks like,” she opined. Some people look at the “Poverty Pimp” as the queen of liberal violence since many of her supporters have caused great misery in places where they have shown up.
Her choice of words shocked many since it was left-leaning activists, not conservatives, who formed a very real mob during the hearings of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, as the Daily Mail revealed.
Ignoring this and other documented acts of violence from the left, Waters said, “Well, I think it’s absolutely ridiculous. It’s not believable. As a matter of fact, this country was built on peaceful protests.”
The liberal added, “And those of us who were part of the Civil Rights movement, who understood the power of protest taught by Dr. Martin Luther King and others know that we cannot allow Donald Trump and anybody else to take protests away from us and to deem it to be violent and to try and make us look like a mob. It is because of peaceful protests, not only in the Civil Rights movement, but the labor movement was able to get better wages, able to get better working conditions, able to get better pay, everything because they learned to march and protest. And they still do it today. We know that protest is guaranteed to a democratic society. We know that this is guaranteed to us by the Constitution.”
While some may call that a bit long-winded, there isn’t any proof that President Donald Trump has tried to stop anyone from peacefully protesting. Even when protesters showed up at his campaign stops during the 2016, voting cycle, while he ejected them (he paid for the hall), he never tried to silence them. He often said, “Tell Bernie that I said, ‘hi,‘” and mocked them, but he never moved to stop them legally.
“They’re trying to change the description of protest and call it a mob. Well, this president is the poster boy for what a mob protester looks like. He is—matter of fact, he’s the one who has been violent in his speech. He’s the one in his rallies has said things like ‘I’d like to punch him in the face,‘” Waters added.
Again, only half of the truth is being told. While it is factual that Mr. Trump said such a thing, he was responding to former Democrat V.P. Joe Biden, who was the one who made the initial threat and voiced a longing for violence. Therefore, the president is guilty of nothing except refusing to cower and answering the challenge, as many journalists have written.
She also recalled that “Trump said that at one of his rallies, he said ‘knock the crap out of them, would you, and seriously, okay, just knock the hell out of them, I mean, I promise I will pay the legal fees.’ That’s the kind of talk that he has done.”
A great many conservatives have noted that here, Waters has both confused the context and the narrative. Mr. Trump often says things in jest that he does not mean, and in many cases, he is talking to police who are just walking people out who are often violent. The cameras, as America’s leader has often said, do not turn and show the actual incident.
Furthermore, in some instances when such things were said, a supporter of the president was attacked by a Trump protester and had no choice but to fight back. These are facts not addressed by Waters.
“That’s violent talk. With don’t have that kind of talk that has come from the women who are protesting. As a matter of fact, this country is past due for the kind of protests that we have seen women do in the last few days as we have gone through this confirmation process of Kavanaugh. It is time for women to say that we’re tired of being disrespected,” she added.
Those same voters wonder if Ms. Waters was/is as equally outraged at the abuse that has been delivered to First Lady Melania Trump.
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