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On June 23, 2018, Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters told a crowd of her supporters that it was time to attack Trump supporters in the streets.

“You think we’re rallying now? You ain’t seen nothing yet,” she screamed. “Already you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants ... protesters taking up at their house saying ‘no peace, no sleep.’”

“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,” she continued.

Since the moment President Trump won the White House in November 2016, Democrats have deployed violent tactics, subverting a traditional peaceful transfer of power in an effort to intimate Americans.

The day of President Trump’s inauguration, violent protestors formed human chains in order to block attendees from getting into the event on the National Mall. Cabinet officials, Republican lawmakers and White House staffers were harassed in public.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was accosted outside a local Kentucky restaurant. Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant. Former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of dinner by angry activists.

On June 14, 2017, Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson opened fire on a baseball field, hoping to kill as many Republicans practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. House Whip Steve Scalise was shot and nearly died.

And now, as the next election inches closer, Biden supporters have upped the ante with violent riots in cities across the country and targeted harassment of Americans. Just last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Trump, Republicans and their supporters “enemies of the state.” Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, a member of the socialist “squad,” called for “organizing” and “unrest in the streets.” In June, Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris said protesters “should not let up” and proclaimed, “everyone beware, they’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop before election day in November and they’re not going to stop after election day. Everyone should take note of that on both levels. They’re not going to let up.” During the DNC convention and despite promising to “burn the country down,” Black Lives Matter was upheld as a valid and worthwhile movement.

Fast forward to RNC convention week 2020. After President Trump concluded his speech at the RNC convention, which was held at the White House, supporters were assaulted and violently harassed as they attempted to get back to their cars and hotel rooms.

Video shows a Black Lives Matter mob following a couple to a parking garage while screaming in their faces. Additional footage shows a young man jumping toward an elderly couple, screaming at them and flipping them off. Screams of “f*ck you” can be heard repeatedly.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul was violently attacked and says he believes he may have died if police officers weren’t escorting them down the street.

“I'm not sure we would have made it. They were attempting to push the police over to get to've seen the pictures of what they do to you. If the police are not there, if you defund the police, if we become Portland, if America becomes Portland, what's going to happen is people are going to be pummeled and kicked in the head and left senseless on the curb. That would have happened to us I promise you, had we not had the D.C. police to support us...Thank God for the police. Had we not gotten to the police, I truly believe that the police saved our lives and we would not be here today or we would be in a hospital today if the police had not been there,” Paul said during an interview with Fox News after the incident.

The motive of the Left’s defund the police movement has never been more clear. They want to defund the police so they can get to those they disagree with politically. The police stand between them and the people they want to physically attack, injure and kill.

The Left has been promoting and encouraging mob violence for years. They own this and Americans should take note of their deliberately harmful behavior toward their fellow citizens.


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