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Maxine Waters Speaks Out Amidst Uproar: Trump is Lying, I Did Not Call for ‘Harming People’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who called for people to protest and harass Trump administration officials in public, responded to criticism she’s received, particularly from President Trump.

“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party,” he tweeted. “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!”

In comments to reporters earlier tonight, Waters stood by her remarks and emphasized that she supports and believes in peaceful protests.

“Trump is the one who is creating lies, trying to have people that I talked about harming people. There’s nowhere in my statement, any time, any place, that we talked about harm,” Waters said.

She acknowledged what other Democrats have said about civility––indirectly rebuking what she said––but added that “protest is civility.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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