While speaking at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner on Saturday, President Trump took shots at a number of Washington politicians, including Rep. Maxine Waters, the California Democrat obsessed with impeachment and conspiracy theories involving Russia. According to The Grio, Trump said Waters “has to immediately take an IQ test.”
Of course, it was a joke, but Waters and others immediately pulled the race card.
While appearing on Sunday’s edition of “AM Joy,” Waters accused Trump of being a racist.
“Well, you know, this president has been called stupid, he has been called ignorant, and even his secretary of state did not deny that he called him a moron,” she told Reid. “And so he has no credibility. He has been name calling, he’s been saying all kinds of things.”
“I certainly expected him to come out with some racist remarks about me,” she claimed. “So he did exactly what I expected him do. And, by the way, I’m told he wasn’t funny at all.”
“The most important thing this country can do now is impeach this president and make sure we get rid of him and get ready for Pence in 2020,” she added.
Here’s video of the segment:
Reaction on Twitter was pretty much what one might expect:
Liberals are claiming Trump is a racist because he joked that Maxine Waters should take an IQ test.
How is that racist at all? Maxine Waters literally said Putin invaded "Korea."
She probably has an IQ of 12.
— Makada 🇺🇸 (@_Makada_) March 4, 2018
Trump said you had a low IQ.
YOU are the one tying low IQ to African American.
You're the racist here.https://t.co/kZMONHxe19
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) March 4, 2018
Maxine, bless your heart. I'm asking you, no let me rephrase that. I am begging you to please reach deep into your Democratic Playbook and come up with something other than "Racist!" as your go to comeback. The word has lost all meaning.#MadMax#IQ
— Deplorable Coal Peep (@wvufanagent99) March 4, 2018
A post at The Right Scoop noted:
So the joke was that she has a low IQ? That’s not racist unless he specifically says it’s because she’s black. If he just happens to think she’s dumb because he dislikes her, that’s called a regular joke.
The post also noted that Trump uses the insult often:
Highly untalented Wash Post blogger, Jennifer Rubin, a real dummy, never writes fairly about me. Why does Wash Post have low IQ people?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2015
.@hardball_chris must have the lowest IQ on television—now telling people that domestic terrorists are from the right.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2013
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2015
But if Trump jokes about Waters, that’s “racist.”
“What do you expect from a low IQ Democrat,” The Right Scoop asked…
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