Maxine Waters (263910)

When it comes to President Donald Trump, California Senator Maxine Waters has rarely held back. She is one of his most consistent and high profile critics. In the latest sparring match, President Trump went on social media to warn Rep. Waters to “be more careful what you wish for” after she encouraged her constituents to publicly shame Cabinet members over the administration’s highly controversial immigration policies. Outrage spread across the country last week when Americans found out that Homeland Security and the Border Patrol were separating children from their parents as they crossed the border in the southwest portion of the United States. In some cases, the children, reportedly some as young as toddlers, were put in “tent cities.” As of June 25, more than 2,000 kids had been separated from their parents, some taken as far away as Michigan. After President Trump’s wife, First Lady Melanie, and his own daughter appealed to him, along with several high-ranking Republicans, he tried to rescind the order, but not before politicians, activists and ordinary citizens loudly condemned his immigration policies. Rep. Waters added her opinion and urged her supporters to let the President’s cabinet know their actions were unacceptable. The President apparently mistook her call to action as a threat and went on social media to issue her a stern warning. He also insulted her in a manner that will surely be interpreted as just another example of his racism. He wrote: Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinary low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the face of the Democratic Party… has just called for harm to supporters, of which many of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for, Max.” President Trump seems to have a penchant for disrespecting female politicians. Over the weekend, he was in Las Vegas, and he again referred to Rep. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.” On the news talk show circuit Monday, many guests on MSNBC referred to the President as “pure evil” and “and embarrassment.” Rev. Al Sharpton said the President’s current immigration policies are aimed at people of color, as he pointed out that the policies being employed against South and Central Americans is not the same policy used when Canadians attempt to cross the border. What Rep. Waters actually said was this: Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant in a department store, at a gas station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome here anymore.” Waters was referring to an incident last week when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was refused service at a Washington, D.C. restaurant.