'He's doing it for a reason': Maxine Waters thinks Donald Trump wants to incite political violence
United States Representative Maxine Waters (D-California) appeared on Saturday's edition of The Saturday Show with Jonathan Capehart and warned that former President Donald Trump's ballistic Truth Social meltdown earlier in the morning could be a rallying cry for domestic political unrest.
"OUR NATION IS NOW THIRD WORLD & DYING. THE AMERICAN DREAM IS DEAD! THE RADICAL LEFT ANARCHISTS HAVE STOLLEN OUR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND WITH IT, THE HEART OF OUR OUR COUNTRY. AMERICAN PATRIOTS ARE BEING ARRESTED & HELD IN CAPTIVITY LIKE ANIMALS, WHILE CRIMINALS & LEFTIST THUGS ARE ALLOWED TO ROAM THE STREETS, KILLING & BURNING WITH NO RETRIBUTION. MILLIONS ARE FLOODING THROUGH OUR OPEN BOARDERS, MANY FROM PRISONS & MENTAL INSTITUTIONS. CRIME & INFLATION ARE DESTROYING OUR VERY WAY OF LIFE..." Trump wrote on his Twitter knockoff app.
"NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!" Trump added.
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Jonathan Capehart and Waters – a frequent target of Trump's derogations during his term – discussed the real-world dangers of Trump's incendiary rhetoric.
"You had been warning everybody since the beginning of the Trump presidency about who he is. Your reaction to the breaking news this morning from the former president who says on his own social media platform that he will be arrested, he says this, on Tuesday," Capehart noted.
"Well, let me just say this, Jonathan. Constantly, as I travel around the country, people are asking me, when is he going to be arrested and indicted? Is he above the law, hasn't done enough so that the American people can have faith and confidence that the law applies to him also? Yes, I started very early warning the American public about this president I have never seen. Most people have never seen or believed that we would have a president who has acted in the way that he has, who has disrespected the Constitution of the United States of America, who has lied, who has tried to organize domestic terrorists. And some believe that he did organize them as they attacked our Capitol on January 6th. This president has conducted himself in a way that he does not deserve not to be arrested. He should be arrested. He should be indicted," Waters said.
"And the charges that he's being indicted on are minimal, as opposed to the charges that I believe he could have been indicted on. I don't know what's going to happen when he announces himself. It’s almost like he's attempting to organize his domestic terrorists to show up and to resist him being arrested," Waters added. "You have to be careful with him. He didn't just – yeah, go ahead."
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After a brief interruption by Capehart, Waters sounded the alarm about Trump's behavior.
"Oh, I just wanted to, you know, have you to understand that perhaps he was trying to organize domestic terrorists, to protest his arrest. And I think we have to be careful about him making that announcement," she said. "He's doing it for a reason."
"Right. And we are being careful about reporting that aspect of his Truth Social post. But I want to be clear, the former president has not officially been in indicted," he pointed out. "We, and as a result, we do not know what, if any, charges he could be indicted on until we hear from the Manhattan D.A."
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