Maxine Waters Blasts Trump for Criticizing Left-Wing Activists: He Is 'Poster Boy' for 'Mob' Protesters
Says Trump has incited supporters with 'violent' speech.
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Rep. Maxine Waters took issue with President Donald Trump characterizing the Democratic Party as an "angry left-wing mob."
Trump made the comment during a rally in Iowa on Tuesday, condemning Democrats for their opposition to new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the protests that have continued after Kavanaugh's appointment.
"You will have your chance to render your verdict on the Democrats' outrageous conduct on November 6th," Trump said, urging Republican voters to turn out for the midterm elections.
On MSNBC's "All In" on Tuesday, Waters (D-Calif.) - who has been criticized for encouraging people to harass Republicans in public - said Trump is the “poster boy for what a mob protester looks like.”
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Waters accused Trump of trying to portray peaceful anti-Kavanaugh protests as "mobs."
"Well, 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."
She pointed out that at a 2016 rally, Trump encouraged supporters to "knock the hell" out of protesters, and promised to pay the legal fees for anyone who did so.
"That’s the kind of talk that he has done. That’s violent talk. We don’t have that kind of talk that has come from the women who are protesting," Waters said.
"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 as we have gone through this confirmation process of Kavanaugh. It is time for women to say that we’re tired of being disrespected."
Watch the "Fox & Friends" co-hosts react above.