Trump Incited Violence Against Prominent Lawmaker, Their Office Has Just Come Under Attack

Can anyone seriously say Trump is not a threat to his constituents now?

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Donald Trump has been inciting violence against people ever since his presidential campaign. He did it against his opponents (like Hillary Clinton) and he has done it to members of the press as well (MSNBC’s Katy Tur). He’s kept this up well into his presidency, with the threats getting worse and more extreme. Trump has tried to pass off these attacks as a joke, but the consequences have been dire.

Most recently, Trump came under fire for inciting violence against Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters. In one of his ridiculous Twitter rants, the President of the United States called Waters corrupt and “low IQ.”

While Waters has continued to defend herself against Trump, it was too late — the message had been sent. Earlier today, Waters’ Los Angeles office was evacuated after a package labeled “anthrax” was delivered.

The police and a hazardous materials team were immediately called to the scene to investigate. Unfortunately, this is just one more incident in a line of horrific attacks on Waters. Earlier this month, the Democratic congresswoman has had to cancel public events due to a “very serious death threat,” all of which came after Trump’s attacks on her.

Despite the president’s attacks, Waters has bravely spoken out publicly against him and her attackers. Last month, she said:

I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me. All I have to say is this: if you shoot me, you better shoot straight.”

This is just another example where Trump’s threatens and attacks have resulted in a very serious incident in which someone could have been hurt. If any other government official had made these attacks, they would have been fired. If only the same rules were being applied to the president.

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