A new video surfaced on Wednesday where Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called out Donald Trump for being responsible for the attempted mail bombings addressed to her and other prominent Democrats.
“I think the president of the United States should take responsibility for the kind of violence that we’re seeing for the first time in different ways,” she said in a video posted by Blavity Wednesday.
“I think the president of the United States has been dog whistling to his constituency making them believe that their problems are caused by those people over there. And I think that they’re acting out – that they believe that the president wants them to do and the way he wants them to act.”
Waters specifically pointed out Trump’s high praised of Republican Congressman Greg Giaforte for body slamming a reporter back in 2017.
“As a matter of fact, if you pay attention or you paid attention to the president during the campaign he talked violent,” she continued. “He talked about beating up on people and taking them out on a stretcher and he even said he would pay their lawyers fees to get them out. Just the other day he was laughing and basically appreciating the fact that a member of Congress slammed a journalist and he mimicked and mocked the slamming of that journalist and he in his own way really does do a lot to promote violence. Now they are trying to turn it on us.”
Waters also noted that Trump has been pushing the agenda that Democrats are the violent agressors.
“He turned it into their mob, that’s their Democratic mob – but he’s good at that, he is an expert at lying and deceiving and of course encouraging people in his own way to be violent or to be racists or to be separatist,” she continued in the video. “I think its the worst thing to ever happen to us to have a president of this nature. And so this bombing and these packages that are being sent out – one that was evidently directed to my office was intercepted by the post office and we don’t know what’s in them.”
The Democratic Congresswoman went on to encourage Democrats to keep protesting and using their First Amendment right to fight for the right reasons.
“But I want to tell you we must not be intimidated to the point where we stop advocating and protesting for justice. Of course, they would like to intimidate us and of course, we must be wise, we must not be foolish and act in foolish ways but we should never stop the fight for justice and equality on this country,” she said.
“And so I don’t know whether the bombs are real or not, but we should not crawl under the bed close the doors, not go out, be afraid to go to rallies, whatever, we have t keep doing what we’re doing in order to make this country right. That’s what I intend to do and as the young people said – I ain’t scared.”
The video can be seen HERE.