Congresswoman Maxine Waters is under fire for spouting more incendiary rhetoric after she gave a speech in which she called for leftists and Democrats to “knock off” President Trump.
“There are those who say, ‘What if we get rid of him? Then we’ve got that Vice President and he’ll be worse.’ I say knock off the first one and then go after the second one,’” said Waters.
The comments were made during an event in Washington DC on Friday night where Waters received a “diversity” award.
While Waters will undoubtedly claim that her words meant to politically take down Trump, one of the meanings of the phrase “knock off” is widely understood to mean to kill someone.
Given the innumerable examples of Trump supporters being violently attacked for supporting the president, Waters’ remarks are only likely to exacerbate the problem.
Earlier this month, Republican congressional candidate Rudy Peters was confronted by a knife-wielding leftists screaming “f*ck Trump” in an incident that was not even covered by CNN or several other mainstream news networks.
Waters’ words also fly in the face of claims by Democrats that it’s Trump who is responsible for pushing divisive, hateful rhetoric.
Back in June, the California lawmaker stoked controversy when she encouraged supporters to harass Trump administration officials.
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And 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,” said Waters.
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