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Trump Warns Maxine Waters: 'Careful What You Wish for'

President fires back after she calls for harassment of Cabinet officials
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2018 2:25 PM CDT
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – After Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters encouraged critics of the White House to do more of the same by confronting and harassing members of the Trump Cabinet in public whenever possible. Now President Trump has fired back, referring to Waters as "an extraordinarily low IQ person," in a tweet. "She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement," wrote Trump, before adding a warning: "Be careful what you wish for Max!" Related coverage:

  • Pelosi distances: Nancy Pelosi issued what Politico reads as a "gentle rebuke" of Waters. In a tweet that linked to coverage of Waters' remarks, the House minority leader wrote that "in the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again." While she chided "Trump’s daily lack of civility," she added, “As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea.”

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