Maxine Waters pushes conspiracy theory of right-wingers ‘training up in the hills’ should Trump lose

Propaganda and fear-mongering coalesced into a California congresswoman’s “conspiracy theory” on people “training up in the hills” over the potential outcome of the 2024 election.

A special kind of Trump Derangement Syndrome was served up on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart” when octogenarian provocateur Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) was given a platform to rail against the right.

As the host repeatedly referenced a piece from Time dubbed “How Far Trump Would Go” during the back-and-forth with Waters and her California colleague Rep. Robert Garcia (D), the matter of former President Donald Trump not seeking “to overturn or ignore the Constitution’s prohibition on a third term,” triggered a nightmare scenario for the decades-long legislator.

“This is a man who we’d better be careful about,” she told Capehart while arguing the former president had no regard for the Constitution. “I’m going to ask the Justice Department and I’m gonna ask the president to tell us what they’re going to do to protect this country against violence if [Trump] loses.”

“I wanna know about all of those right-wing organizations that he’s connected with, who are training up in the hills somewhere and targeting, uh, you know, what communities they are going to attack,” furthered Waters.

The congresswoman picked up the propagandist narrative on Trump’s “bloodbath” comments from weeks earlier that had been supported by a search result swamp that had seemingly suppressed the economic use of the term in favor of promoting the word’s use in referring to slaughter or massacre, and flavored them up with “reverse racism,” as she contended, “Donald Trump is a pure racist and I am worried that the attack is going to be on people of color.”

While Capehart and Garcia backed the suggestions from Waters, social media saw the commentary as a prime opportunity to remind the congresswoman about her own past incendiary remarks, many of which preceded the events of Jan. 6, 2021, upon which much of their current narrative hinged.

Before she would go on to deny the rant weeks after the breach of the U.S. Capitol, the lawmaker was well-known for having said regarding Trump officials in June 2018, “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.”

However, her rants weren’t limited to that one time as she also was in the mix outside the Supreme Court the following year when Roe v. Wade would ultimately be overturned and in 2020 when BLM protests saw hundreds of millions in property damage and numerous deaths as she expressed, “We’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”

Her most recent commentary was received as laughable, wildly out of touch and deeply concerning over what kind of narrative the left was prepared to push come the fall.

Kevin Haggerty

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