Maxine Waters: Trump ‘Is the Poster Boy for What a Mob Protester Looks Like’

‘He’s the one who has been violent in his speech’


WATERS: "Well, I think it’s absolutely ridiculous. It’s not believable. As a matter of fact, this country was built on peaceful protests. And those of us who were part of the civil rights movement, who understood the power of protest taught by Dr. Martin Luther King and others know that we cannot allow Donald Trump and anybody else to take protests away from us and to deem it to be violent and to try and make us look like a mob. It is because of peaceful protests, not only in the civil rights movement, but the labor movement was able to get better wages, able to get better working conditions, able to get better pay, everything because they learned to march and protest. And they still do it today. We know that protest is guaranteed to a democratic society. We know that this is guaranteed to us by the Constitution. They’re trying to change the description of protest and call it a mob. Well, this President is the poster boy for what a mob protester looks like. He is — matter of fact, he’s the one who has been violent in his speech. 

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