Heading into the midterm elections, Republicans alongside Donald Trump have been pushing the agenda that Democrats are full of angry “mob-like” protestors that are after them.
On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes welcomed California Democrat Maxine Waters to talk about the upcoming midterm elections and the Republicans’ strategy to make the left seem like an unhinged party.
“This country was built on peaceful protest,” Waters told Hayes Tuesday night. “And those of us who were part of the civil rights movement, who understood the power of protest taught by Dr. Martin LutherKingg 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.”
Waters noted that Trump and Fox News pundits are accusing Democrats of “normalizing violence” and promoting “mob rule,” while ignoring the fact that Trump runs his rallies on violence.
“This president is the poster boy for what a mob protester looks like,” Waters said. “He’s the one who has been violent in his speech. He’s the one in his rallies have said things like this, ‘I’d like to punch him in the face.’”
“That’s violent talk,” Waters said. “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.”
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