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Maxine Waters Calls On Trump To ‘Take Responsibility’ For Bombs

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Rep. Maxine Waters responded on Thursday to the slew of suspicious packages potentially containing explosives that were sent to multiple high-profile Democrats the prior day.

“I think the president of the United States should take responsibility for the kind of violence that we’re seeing for the first time in different ways,” the California Democrat told Blavity.

“I think the president of the United States has been dog whistling to his constituency … and I think that they’re acting out, but they believe the president wants them to do and the way that he wants them to act.”

She forgot when in June, Waters faced backlash after she encouraged her supporters to harass the Trump administration when they are seen in public. She doubled down on her sentiment in September while accepting an award, telling the Young Democrats that she thought Republican officials should not be “welcome” in public spaces.

“Just because the women were outside of the legislature when [Justice Brett] Kavanaugh was being considered for confirmation and they were opposing him, [Trump] turned it into ‘they’re a mob’,” Waters said. “He’s an expert at lying and deceiving and of course encouraging people in his own way to be valid or to be racist or to be separatist. I think it’s the worst thing to ever happen to us, to have a president of this nature.”

Congresswoman Maxine Waters addresses people as they take part in a “March for Truth” protest to demand an investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 3, 2017. REUTERS/John Fredricks

“This bombing and these packages that are being sent out — one that evidently was directed to my office, was intercepted by the post office — we don’t know what’s in them,” Waters said. “We must not be intimidatedto the point where we stop advocating and protesting for justice.”

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