Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, only has one focus: blame President Donald Trump for everything and say whatever she can to rile up her supporters against the president.
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During an interview Sunday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” Waters upped the ante and said the chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border with migrants attempting to barge their way in was nothing but a “political ploy” from the president.
On Sunday, a large group of migrants were throwing rocks and attempting to barge into the country at the San Ysidro port of entry, which connects Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol closed the port of entry and used tear gas in an attempt to send the migrants back toward Mexico.
Waters was asked about reports of the incident and the California Democrat did what she does best: blamed Trump.
“Well, I am very saddened to see this situation with desperate people and all of this has been the political ploy of the president of the United States of America. He made this the central part of his platform, that he was going to do something about these migrants who were coming here,” Waters said, ramping up the theatrics.
“He called them killers and rapists, and he certainly did stoke a lot of fear about these migrants who are trying to get in and so he promised the American people he was going to make Mexico pay for it all, that we would not have to pay a dime for it. And now we have this chaos. That’s what he wants. He wants to stoke fear,” she added.
The CNN host responded by asking if Trump has “added to his narrative,” which gave Waters another chance to blame Trump for the migrant caravan storming the U.S. border and essentially demanding entry.
“I believe so because these migrants who now are facing a closed border and who are rushing, you know, and storming the border that looks bad and looks as if they are at fault of all of this. What we need is comprehensive immigration reform led by the president of the United States in an effort to deal with this problem. But we’re not seeing that from this president,” Waters said.
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She added: “He’s not interested in solving the immigration problem. He’s not interested in credible reform. This, what you see today is exactly what he wants to happen so that he can continue to build up a constituency, a thread of migrants talking about migrants who are dangerous and who are going to take over this country. And so it’s unfortunate this is his kind of leadership, failed leadership, that’s what it is.”
In which Rep. Waters says the migrant caravan attempting to overwhelm the U.S. border today is all part of a plot being hatched by Trump.
“All of this has been the political ploy of the president of the United States … now we have this chaos. That’s what he wants.” pic.twitter.com/9LzehQJyln
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 25, 2018
Quite amazing to see Waters, of all people, lecture anyone about rhetoric and violence.
This is the same woman who urged her supporters to publicly harass and confront Trump administration officials and GOP lawmakers by telling them that “they’re not welcome.”
While Waters was too busy blaming Trump, videos from the incident on Sunday show a large group of migrants throwing rocks over the border fence toward U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, who were forced to use tear gas to send the migrants back toward Mexico.
The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson tweeted out a video on Sunday that showed one of the incidents.
Video of the migrant caravan storming our border & hurling rocks/projectiles at American border patrol & military.
To every person who enabled this crisis & classified the migrant caravan as non-violent: Shame on you.
Now American lives are in danger. pic.twitter.com/pVxA1cGD9T
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 25, 2018
Waters has arguably been the leading voice in the Democratic Party stoking violence and tension, and now she’s blaming Trump for migrants trying to illegally enter the U.S. and throwing rocks at federal immigration officials.
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