Maxine Waters Claims She's Never Encouraged Violence Against Trump Supporters
Anti-Trump Democrat attempts to walk back violent rhetoric
Democratic Representative Maxine Waters has attempted to backtrack on the widely reported violent rhetoric she used against Trump supporters and Republicans.
Waters denied she had ever encouraged or glorified violence during an interview on MSNBC’s “Velshi.”
During a rally in 2018, Waters encouraged violence against Republicans in a speech to her supporters:
"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.”
"We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents. The children are suffering.”
The same Maxine Waters that went on Joy Reid's show to offer a venomous screed about how Republicans exist to threaten her life said this, calling for harassment and violence against Trump officials in June 2018.— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 3, 2021
It's safe to say Joy Reid also supported that. pic.twitter.com/QITIOy8bz5
Anchor Ali Velshi said:
“I was able to play that clip that you were referring to from June 23rd, 2018, where you’re asking people to confront Republicans at department stores, gas stations, and restaurants and tell them they’re not welcome."
"That’s the stuff that Donald Trump’s attorneys say proves that you and others are doing the same thing Donald Trump was doing on January 6th and in the days before that. What’s the difference?”
“They’re going to try it, but nothing any Democrat that I know of have ever said or acted in the way the president of the United States has acted.
"People must realize this president was out to destroy our democracy if he could not be president.
"He sent those people, those domestic terrorists, to the Capitol to take over the Capitol.
"Even they are saying so," Waters said.
"They’re saying they were invited by the president.
"The president was rallying them right before they went," she added.
"He told them to be tough. He told them to take back their government.
"And so nothing equals that.”
“Yes, I defended those poor children in cages that the Trump administration has left there separated from their parents."
"There was a movement at the time where restaurants were denying members of his administration of his cabinet and saying you guys should speak up for the children," Waters added.
"And so that does not in any way equal what this president has said and what he has done.
"As a matter of fact, the Republicans should be afraid not only about the destruction of our democracy, but if they continue to support him and allow themselves to be guided by him, they’re going to have to live with a president that dictates to them every vote they can take, every vote they cannot take, he’s going to be in their primaries, they will be owned by this dishonorable human being."
"If that’s how they want to live, if they would rather be owned by the president who in fact tried to destroy our democracy in order to stay in office, then they don’t deserve to be elected."
"So no matter what he says about me or Nancy Pelosi, Cory Booker, or anybody they’re going to point to, it won’t work," she added.
'It won’t work at all because nothing matches the way this president has tried to destroy this democracy.”
“So let me ask you because this is what they’re going to say.
"Can you say that you have not glorified or encouraged violence against Republicans?”
“Absolutely, I can say it. As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I was was to tell them they’re not welcome, talk to them, tell them they’re not welcome.
"I didn’t say go and fight."
"I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence.
"So they can’t make that statement.”
In June 2018, Neon Nettle reported that Waters claimed that protests about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies proved "the people" want the Democrats to be more forceful and “more confrontational."
Waters said at the time:
“Well, let me just tell you this, first of all, the people of this country, no matter Republican or Democrat, do not like the idea that children have been separated. Republicans are making a mistake thinking they can hold on to that constituency, that so-called belongs to Donald Trump."
"On this issue, Republicans and Democrats, Independents alike are opposed to what is going on.
"And yes, people do want to see us being stronger and more forceful and to confront them on these policies.”
In a speech folowing Waters' remarks, the Democrat defended her previous calls for violence against members of the Trump administration and boasted that she threatens the president’s supporters “all the time.”
Waters said at the time:
"And so, it frightened a lot of people, and of course, the lying president said that I had threatened all of his constituents."
“I did not threaten his constituents, his supporters.
"I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time."
Water's violent rehortic ignited attacks on Trump supporters, which reached epidemic levels a the time.
Breitbart’s John Nolte compiled a constantly updated list of stories dealing with anti-Trump aggression and harassment.
Here is the list below:
July 5, 2018: Trump supporter wearing Make America Great Again hat allegedly assaulted in burger joint (video at link).
July 3, 2018: Nebraska GOP office vandalized.
July 2, 2018: Cher accuses ICE of “Gestapo tactics.”
July 2, 2018: Man accused of threatening to kill Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his family.
July 1, 2018: Washington Post reporter publicly calls on mobs to give Trump officials a “life sentence” of harassment.
July 1, 2018: Man wearing MAGA hat refused service in restaurant.
June 29, 2018: Media falsely blame Trump for murder of five journalists in Maryland.
June 28, 2018: Journalist lies about Maryland mass-shooter being a Trump supporter.
June 29, 2018: Hollywood actor calls on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to be harassed at “every meal.”
June 29, 2018: California man was accused of threatening to kill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s children.
June 28, 2018: Reuters editor says Trump has blood on his hands for murder of five journalists in Maryland. He still has a job.
June 28, 2018: Singer John Legend praises and agrees with Rep. Maxine Waters for calling on mobs to publicly harass Trump officials out of public spaces like restaurants.
June 28, 2018: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) calls on “angry” Latinos to oust Trump.
June 27, 2018: Media defend and champion Virginia restaurant owner who kicked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and her family out, and then reportedly harassed them as they ate at a nearby restaurant.
June 26, 2018: Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) blames President Trump for her intern yelling “Fuck you!” at him through the halls of the U.S. Capitol. The intern was not fired.
June 26, 2018: Comedienne Kathy Griffin attacks the Trump administration as “pro-Nazi.” Obviously, once you describe someone as a Nazi, you are calling for violence against them.
June 26, 2018: Chicago bar refuses to serve Trump supporters.
June 26, 2018: Singer John Legend calls on Trump officials to be harassed until our immigration policies are weakened.
June 26, 2018: Late night comedians celebrate the harassment of Sarah Sanders and her family.
June 25, 2018: Burned animal carcass left on Trump staffer’s porch.
June 25, 2018: After refusing to serve Sarah Sanders and the family, we learn a restaurant owner then organized a mob to harass Sanders’ family at a nearby restaurant.
June 25, 2018: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) calls on mobs to confront Trump officials over immigration policies.
June 25, 2018: CNN contributor attacks those on the right, calling for civility.
June 25, 2018: CNN’s Jake Tapper dismisses harassment of Sarah Sanders as a political ploy on Sander’s part.
June 24, 2018: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) publicly calls on mobs to “turn on” Trump officials, to “harass” them, ensure they “they won’t be able to go to a restaurant, they won’t be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store.”
June 23, 2018: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi harassed, menaced, and reportedly spit at by left-wing protesters at movie theater.
133 trump supporters attacked following Maxine waters call for violence© pressJune 22, 2018: Sarah Sanders and her family booted out of restaurant by left-wing owner.
June 22, 2016: Kirstjen Nielsen was harassed by protesters outside her private home.
June 22, 2018: Rep. Jackie Sperier (D-CA), compares border enforcement to Auschwitz.
June 22, 2018: Left-wing activists vandalize billboard.
June 22, 2018: On Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch smears Trump and his supporters as “Nazis.”
June 21, 2018: Democrat state legislator in Pennsylvania greets Vice President Mike Pence with a “middle finger salute.”
June 21, 2018: White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller heckled and harassed at restaurant.
June 21, 2018: Actor Adam Scott compares Tucker Carlson to a Nazi.
Jun 20, 2018: Florida man accused of threatening to kill Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), a U.S. combat veteran, and his children in a series of nearly 500 calls to his office.
June 20, 2018: Actor Peter Fonda calls for a mob to kidnap President Trump’s 11-year-old son and throw him in a cage with pedophiles.
June 20, 2018: Actor Peter Fonda calls for a mob to sexually humiliate and abuse Sarah Sanders and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
June 20, 2018: Nancy Sinatra praises Peter Fonda for his tweets.
June 20, 2018: Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox praises Peter Fonda for his tweets.
June 20, 2018: Arnold Schwarzenegger calls for politicians in favor of border security to be put in cages.
June 19, 2018: Kirstjen Nielsen harassed out of restaurant.
June 19, 2018: Democrat interns screams “Fuck you!” at Trump through the halls of the U.S. Capitol. She was not fired.
June 19, 2018: New Yorker fact checker publicly (and falsely) accuses a disabled war veteran who works for ICE of being a Nazi.
June 15, 2018: CNN analyst heckles and screams at Sarah Sanders.
May 23, 2018: Tomi Lahren has water thrown at her at Minnesota restaurant
May 14, 2018: Black man in MAGA hat harassed, threatened, called “n**er” at Cheesecake Factory.
April 4, 2018: Councilwoman accused of yelling obscenities at teen wearing Trump shirt
April 3, 2018: Woman brutally attacked in restaurant over support for Trump.
March 19, 2018: Trump supporters attacked for protesting anti-police coffee shop.
March 16, 2018: Capitol police arrest male democrat operative over assault of Trump official
March 15, 2018: Student with ‘Trump’ flag assaulted by mob during National School Walkout
February 27, 2018: Trump supporters threatened with knife.
February 7, 2018: Democrat attested for sending white powder to Donald Trump Jr.
December 20, 2017: AntiFa terrorists assault Trump supporter outside bookstore