Twitter Smacks Down Trump For Maxine Waters Tweet: ‘WTF Are You Threatening Her?’
President Donald Trump tweeted Monday expressing, shall we say, displeasure with California Rep. Maxine Waters‘ suggestion that the public will continue to harass Trump officials in public.
“Be careful what you wish for, Max!” he tweeted ominously.
Twitter was outraged by this thinly veiled threat against Waters, and pointed out that the body of Trump’s tweet was not even wholly truthful:
Guys, this is not the road we want to go down. https://t.co/2hmxgVZUbM
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) June 25, 2018
An absolute lie. Agree or not, she talked of speaking out in public in opposition to Trump administration ‘cabinet members’ – not ‘supporters.’ We’ve been led into this sub-basement of political discourse by this gameshow host who once talked of punching a protester in the face. https://t.co/NEjeZdcwn3
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) June 25, 2018
Good lord this is bad. Suspect the Capitol Police will have to give Waters a protective detail in response to this tweet and the threats it will generate. https://t.co/iX23CKhTc6
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) June 25, 2018
WTF are you threatening her? Fuck you.
She did not call for harm – she called for people to protest and make their voices heard.
FUCK TRUMP https://t.co/Mgl8uDACOc
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 25, 2018
Secret Service needs to respond to this threat of violence against sitting member of Congress https://t.co/9jUAyrMInB
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) June 25, 2018
— Bruno Amato (@BrunoAmato_1) June 25, 2018
There is something about Maxine Waters that drives racists and misogynists crazy.
Also, let’s just acknowledge that he is encouraging violence against a political opponent in a tweet ostensibly decrying political violence. https://t.co/YJjtiUkfxT
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) June 25, 2018
— 335 days ago Trump promised 24-hr Hezbollah answer (@MattNegrin) June 25, 2018
Okay okay okay, so I know the president just threatened a 79-year-old congresswoman… BUT remember to be civil. Let’s get him a beautiful Edible Arrangement to show him we mean business. https://t.co/s6jw1xaVoz
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) June 25, 2018
The tweet is particularly heinous given First Lady Melania Trump‘s campaign to end cyberbullying:
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 25, 2018
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