Maxine Waters: Trump Deploying Feds as a 'Trial Run' to Start a Civil War
Democrat spins conspiracy theory about the president deploying federal officers
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has spun yet another conspiratorial tirade against President Donald Trump.
Waters claims President Trump is sending federal officers to cities plagued with violence as “trial run” of deploying his "military” against American citizens if he doesn't win the election.
Waters, who frequently promotes anti-Trump conspiracy theories, reacted to the deployment of federal agents to Portland claiming, “this is what you see in countries where you have dictators, in Third World countries with dictators, who have paramilitary that they can call up against the people anytime they want.”
“As a matter of fact, it has been suggested that this is a trial run of the president of the United States who may be organizing to not accept what happens when we have the election if he’s not elected,” Waters claimed.
“Is he going to pull out his military?"
"Is he going to engage us? He has already alluded to there may be a civil war if he’s not re-elected," Waters said.
"This is dangerous, we are trying to find out more about it,” the California Democrat added.
.@RepMaxineWaters on DHS sending agents to Portland as riots continue: "As a matter of fact, it has been suggested that this is a trial run by the president of the United States who may be organizing to not accept what happens when we have the election if he’s not elected." pic.twitter.com/54a2DHDx7l— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) July 22, 2020
Last week, armed federal police began rounding up suspected Antifa rioters on the streets of Portland.
Videos have emerged online of the armed feds, dressed in camo, pulling over next to protesters, and whisking them away in minivans.
Take these terrorists off the streets and disappear them for months. Oh if only. pic.twitter.com/NYW7qKCXSw— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 15, 2020
"Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14,” Oregon Public Broadcasting reported last week.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to sue Trump if he tried to deploy feds in his city.
Mayor de Blasio, a Democrat, blasted Trump’s threat as “bluster” during his daily press briefing.
“If he tried to do it, it would only create more problems,” the mayor said.
“We would immediately take action in court to stop it.”