At one of his characteristically off-script and raucous “Promises Kept” rallies in Montana Thursday, President Trump ratcheted up his leftist mockery and took several bruising shots at various Democrats, including potential 2020 contender Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren and pro-“harassment” Rep. Maxine Waters, whose “low I.Q.” once again came up. This time, however, Trump got a little more specific with his Waters insult.
Trump led into his comments on Waters by stating that the Democrats want “anarchy,” as highlighted by Waters’ call for more personal harassment of members of his Cabinet, as Sarah Sanders, Kirstjen Nielsen, and Stephen Miller have already experienced.
“Democrats want anarchy. They really do,” he said. “And they don’t know who they are playing with, folks.”
Trump them took aim at “low I.Q.” Waters. “I said it the other day, yes, she is a low IQ individual, Maxine Waters,” he said. “I said it the other day. I mean, honestly she is somewhere in the mid-60s. I believe that.”
His reference to his previous comments appear to be a tweet he posted in response to the congresswoman’s call for the #resistance to ramp up the personal targeting of members of the Trump administration.
“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 gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters told supporters at a toy drive.
In response, Trump slammed her for calling for “harm” to his supporters:
That comment prompted Waters to double-down on her call for more harassment, which her fellow Democrats have largely rebuked, and underscore that she wasn’t calling for “harm,” but instead for “peaceful protests” of the Trump administration.
During the rally in Montana, Trump also unloaded on Elizabeth Warren, and worked in a little jab on the #MeToo movement in the process.
“But let’s say I’m debating Pocahontas, I’ll do this,” Trump said. “I promise you I’ll do this, you know those little kits they sell on television for $2? ‘Learn your heritage.’ I’m going to get one of those little kits and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims she’s of Indian heritage. … We will take that little kit — we have to do it gently because we’re in the #MeToo generation, so we have to be very gentle. We will very gently take that kit and we will slowly toss it, hoping it doesn’t hit her and injure her arm, even though it only weighs probably 2 oz.”
Video of the moment below via NBC News:
Partial transcript via CNN.