Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Monday fired back at President Trump’s false claim that she called for violence against his supporters by reading a list of times that Trump has called for violence in public.
“He calls for more violence than anybody else,” the California lawmaker said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes”
“Listen to some of his statements during his campaign and since he’s been president,” Waters said.
“’I’d like to punch him in the face,'” Waters recalled.
“Another violent statement — ‘I’d like to knock the crap out of them,” Waters quoted.
“Another one — ‘Maybe he should be roughed up,’” Waters recalled.
Waters also pointed to what Trump said when someone was removed from a May 2017 Trump rally in Massachusetts.
“Try not to hurt him but if you do, I’ll defend you in court. Don’t worry about it,” Trump told the crowd.
“If that’s not creating violence and supporting violence, what is?” Waters added. “I’ve said nothing like that.”
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“Trump is the one who is creating lies, trying to have people believe that I talked about harming people. There’s nowhere in my statement anytime, any place that we talked about harm,” she said.
“Protest is about peaceful resistance to the kind of actions that we are experiencing from this president,” she added.
Trump attacked Waters on Monday, calling her “low IQ” and insinuating that she will face harassment for her remarks.
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