During a recent episode of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” host Joy Reid, asked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) about President Donald Trump suggesting that she has a low IQ while at a rally in Pennsylvania earlier this month.
Waters, who was clearly outraged by his comments, responded by telling her that she wasn’t surprised by the attack. She then went on to criticize the president for being a con man, going so far as to call him “Con Man Don.”
In an attempt to underscore her point, she claimed he’s increasingly targeting women. “I understand in addition to continuing his name calling of me referring to my IQ and calling me low IQ, that he continued to attack Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, made some reference to Oprah Winfrey, on and on and on, and it seems he’s identifying and picking up more and more women that he’s attacking,” explained Waters.
“Again, I expected this, though. This is not only typical of him. This is what this con man does. He diverts attention from himself by attacking others,” she reasoned.
After pointing this out, Waters then tried, quite unsuccessfully, to adopt President Trump’s tactic of giving people nicknames.
“I’m not going to run from it. I’m not intimidated by him, and so he can keep calling names. I’ve got plenty for him. As a matter of fact, everybody knows he’s a con man. He’s been a con man all of his life, long before he ever ran for office, and so this con man, Con Man Don, is going to keep it up and again he’s coming for me, I’m coming for him,” proclaimed Waters. as if her nickname was anywhere near as clever as the ones that the president comes up with.
“I’ve been concerned about this presidency. It’s quite unfortunate and…people around the world are wondering what happened in America,” she continued.
“We have been held, for the most part, in high esteem, even when there were world leaders or others that did not agree with us, they respected the United States of America, they respected the presidency. He certainly is not to be respected,” she added, noting, “again, they’re wondering what happened to us, and it’s unfortunate that he’s got those kinds of followers.”
Before concluding, Waters took one last jab at the president. “He’s about division, and he’s about dog whistling, he’s about dividing the various ethnic groups in this country. He is so unfortunate for us,” she complained.
Sadly, President Trump isn’t the only government official to recently be attacked by liberals.
Last month, for instance, United States Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions, who’s an unapologetic supporter of law enforcement officers, angered countless liberals by pointing out that sheriffs are a “critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” This is because, according to many on the left, saying this supposedly makes him an “outright racist.”
One of the people most upset by what he said was California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Shortly after hearing the attorney general’s comments, Newsom went online and tweeted a video of his comment along with a furious caption stating, “reminder that our Attorney General is an outright racist who wants us all to acknowledge ‘Anglo-American heritage.’”
All of the outrage, though, is incredibly misguided. This is due to the fact that in the legal community, the phrase “Anglo-American legal tradition,” is simply a synonym for “common law.” It’s also a phrased used numerous times in the Supreme Court.
“As most law students learn in the first week of their first year, Anglo-American law — also known as the common law — is a shared legal heritage between England and America. The sheriff is unique to that shared legal heritage,” explained Department of Justice spokesman Ian Prior while speaking to reporters about the subject.
To further highlight the absurdity of the left’s attack on Sessions for saying “Anglo-American,” Breitbart’s Ian Mason pointed out that the word has been used by liberals without consequence.
“President Barack Obama’s own Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer used the same phrase in 2016. Even then-Senator Barack Obama did in 2006,” wrote Mason in an article about the controversy,” noting, “no major news outlet found either usage remarkable enough to warrant a headline.”
Prior to the outrage over Sessions’ comment, during an episode of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” liberal host and comedian Bill Maher viciously attacked Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He did so by calling him an “eco-terrorist.”
Specifically, while speaking about the first government shutdown, he stated, “the government shutdown is underway anyway, all the time since Trump took office.”
To clarify, he added, “I was looking at some of these statistics, not filled more than 600 vital jobs in the executive branch. The State Department, they cut by 8%…Four of the top jobs in…the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. You know how much money they asked to fund that this year? Zero. They asked for zero, and, you know, an eco-terrorist head of the EPA, that kind of a thing. This is a government shutdown in motion.”
Later in the episode, Maher also essentially bashed every single patriot at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, all of whom put their lives at risk every single day to ensure that others are safe.
“I mean, Trump may not be Hitler, but ICE is the Gestapo, and they’re acting like it,” he declared.
By saying this, Maher is basically claiming that the agents tasked with removing dangerous criminals who entered our country illegally are the same as the literal Nazis who rounded up legal citizens and sent them to concentration camps simply because of their religion or political belief. Not only is this absolutely absurd, it’s also utterly reprehensible as it unfairly targets countless hard-working Americans who’ve done nothing wrong.
Much like with the attack on Sessions, however, the claims about Pruitt and ICE are also without merit. Unfortunately, though, for many on the left, this doesn’t matter as their anger is strictly partisan and not necessarily bound to reality.
And a few days before that, feminist pop singer Cher lashed out at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She did so by going on Twitter and criticizing her for dressing like a polygamous “sister wife” during a recent press conference.
Her attack on the press secretary, however, isn’t entirely surprising. This is because, since being appointed, Sanders has earned the ire of many on the left for repeatedly praising President Donald Trump during press conferences and pushing back against the “fake news” that’s consistently being spread by the liberal media.
A few weeks ago, for instance, Sanders outraged many on the left after she used her incredible intellect to shut down CNN’s Jim Acosta. And during a press conference a few weeks before that, she also pushed back against a reporter questioned Sanders about money that President Trump previously gave to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Without a doubt, the leftist attacks against the Trump administration are utterly reprehensible. It also highlights the fact that they’re only concerned about being respectful towards people they agree with.