Maxine Waters says Trump supporters in rural training camps planning to attack if he loses

 May 7, 2024

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is now peddling conspiracy theories about Trump supporters, leading some on the right to wonder if the 85-year-old has lost her mind.

Waters claimed on MSNBC on Sunday that there are Trump-connected groups "up in the hills" training to attack nearby towns if he loses. 

The subject came up during The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart when Capehart said, “Trump says in that in that Time interview that he would not seek to overturn or ignore the Constitution’s prohibition on a third term."

Capehart then asked, “Should the American people believe that? Do you believe that?”

"Better be careful"

Waters emphatically said, "No! Absolutely not! As I said, you can’t believe anything that Donald Trump has to say. Donald Trump will do any and everything that he can possibly get away with. He does not at all support the Constitution of the United States of America. This is a man who we better be careful about.”

But that wasn't far enough for her to go in her comments.

She continued,

And I tell you what I’m going to do. I’m going to ask the Justice Department and I’m going to ask the president to tell us what they are going to do to protect this country against violence if he loses. I want to know about all of those right-wing organizations that he’s connected with who are training up in the hills somewhere and targeting, you know, what communities they’re going to attack. We need to know now, given that he’s telling us that there’s going to be violence if he loses. We need to know what his plan is and how we’re going to be protected.

Trump was asked about his stance on term limits in a Time interview. He said, “I wouldn’t be in favor of it. I wouldn’t be in favor of a challenge. Not for me. I wouldn’t be in favor of it at all. I intend to serve four years and do a great job. And I want to bring our country back. I want to put it back on the right track.”

No serious plans

It's not like Trump is going to tell us before the election if he plans to challenge the 22nd Amendment's presidential term limits, but Waters' insistence that he is amassing some sort of rural army to take over the country just doesn't square against the reverence Trump has shown for the country and its institutions--January 6 not withstanding.

The bottom line is, Trump didn't take over the country when he lost in 2020.

He might still have some sour grapes over the way he lost and he may even think there was voter fraud and he should have won.

But it's obvious that he never had any serious plans to overthrow the country when you look at how January 6 went down, no matter how much the Democrats want to blame him for the Capitol breach that day.

"Completely unhinged"

It's no wonder RNC Research said Waters was "completely unhinged" in her accusations about Trump.

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