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Trump, Sanders, Waters trade fighting words


Sarah Huckabee Sanders Associated Press/Photo by Jacquelyn Martin

Trump, Sanders, Waters trade fighting words

The ejection of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders from a Virginia restaurant Friday evening highlighted a possible trend of personal protests against members of the Trump administration. An employee at the Red Hen in Lexington, Va., asked Sanders to leave because she worked for President Donald Trump. Sanders used her press briefing on Monday to declare that Americans are “allowed to disagree, but we should be able to do so freely and without fear of harm.” Over the weekend, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., told supporters in her state, “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them!” President Trump fired back Tuesday on Twitter: “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.” Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York responded by asking for civility and urging supporters to focus on winning elections.


Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.

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Adoniao

Concerning Sarah Huckabee Sanders ejection from a Virginia restaurant; Maxine Waters must have forgotton that Afro-Americans were treated that way, 50 or more years ago at restaurents.  Two wrongs do not make a right.

NEWS2ME

People with Trump Derangement Syndrome are grasping at straws. They can't seem to get Trump out of office so they go after ANYONE they see as supporting him. So sad. 

 

Brendan Bossard

Pres. Trump would be wise to avoid a pit fight over this.  He has a recent string of victories to highlight.  Insulting Rep. Waters exacerbates the problem--especially with a sophomoric comment about her IQ--and distracts from the big picture.

Epo0424

It is pretty ugly out there on both sides. Sadly, the gloves have been off for awhile now. Gone are the days that we agree to disagree and remain friends. Now we vilify each other and equate everything we disagree with  to Natzism. We have forgotten history again. I can’t help wondering though, what would have happened if someone from Obama’s administration was kicked out of a restaurant... 

OldMike

Sorry but I see little equivalence between the never-trumpers desire to burn this country to the ground if it will harm Donald Trump (have you not heard of prominent leftists publicly hoping for recession in this country—for folks like you and I to lose our jobs and our homes, in order that Donald Trump looks bad?) , and those on the right who who wish to see rule of law rather than rule by an elitist-manipulated mob and profanity-laced tirades. 

And how do I even  begin to address that the left not only wants to murder babies, but demands we provide advertising for their baby-killing services

You, however, are free to view things as you wish. 

E Cole

I guess it is only fair that intolerant extremists are the face of the Democrat party since the same is certainly true of the Republican party these days. How sad that we tolerate, and often actually defend, the ugliness from one side and then condemn it from the other. 

 

E Cole

I am sorry you had that experience. Thank you for serving our country during a difficult time.

OldMike

I absolutely love that the extremists and intolerant ones are again becoming the public face of the Democratic Party. 

I too well remember some of that same crowd, their long dirty hair and hippy beads, screaming “baby-killer!” at me in 1969 as I walked thru LAX in uniform.