Wednesday on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, Rep. Maxine Waters claimed falsely that President Trump sending federal law enforcement to Portland and possibly to other cities to quell ongoing violent protests is a “trial run” for refusing to “accept” an election loss in Nov.
“The people of this country need to be worried about what we’re seeing in Portland,” Waters said. “We have these police officers or whomever they are, officers or agents of some kind that’s been organized by the president of the United States…We don’t have anything that identifies them. They have unmarked cars. They’re pulling people off the street into those cars.”
She added, “I want to tell you, Joy, this is what you see in countries where you have dictators. In third world countries, you have dictators who have paramilitary that they can call anytime they want. As a matter of fact, it has been suggested that this is a trial run of the president of the United States who may be organizing to not accept what happens when we have the election if he’s not elected. Is he going to pull out his military? Is he going to engage us? He has already alluded to there may be a civil war if he’s re-elected. This is dangerous.”
Waters is an unhinged demagogue. This new Democrat conspiracy theory is ludicrous.