In a move that is sure to be seen as a show power by his supporters and as a threat by his critics, President Donald Trump warned protestors against continuing their protests against him and his policies.
In the vague warning or threat, Trump said liberals who are increasingly confronting his administration officials in public “better just take it easy.”
In an interview with Fox News, Trump was asked how he can help to reduce the hostile political rhetoric and confrontations in our country.
“Some of them do it for publicity, I hate to say it,” he said of the protestors.
“I hope the other side realizes that they’d better just take it easy. Because some of the language used, some of the words, even some the radical ideas, I really think they’re bad for the country. I think they’re actually very dangerous for the country.”
Conversely, Trump claims that his own supporters “are so incredible” and that “there’s probably never been a base in the history of politics of this country like my base.”
A lot of this conversation stems from comments made by Democratic Congresswomen Maxine Waters, who encouraged protestors to publicly harass members of Trump’s team, to which Trump responded with this Tweet:
“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. 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!”
Waters responded to the Right’s calls for civility as follows:
“If you want to talk about civility, you start with the president,” she said. “I think every reasonable person has concluded that the president … has advocated violence, he has been divisive, and he has been the one that has caused what we see happening today, where people are trying to push back on his policies.”