Among the reasons Democrats and their media sympathizers offer to show President Donald Trump’s alleged “racism” is that he called Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., a “low IQ individual.”
At a July 2018 rally in Montana, Trump said: “She is a low I.Q. individual, Maxine Waters. I said it the other day. I mean, honestly, she’s somewhere in the mid-60s, I believe that.” And in June 2018, Trump tweeted: “Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!”
Trump’s tweet was in response to a fiery Water’s speech in which she urged a campaign of harassment against members of Trump’s cabinet: “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.”
Now, Trump, of course, frequently calls people, politicians, policies, Democrats and many Republicans of all stripes and colors “dumb” or “stupid.” A recent example occurred last month at a Minnesota campaign rally when Trump slammed (white) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “She’s either got one of two problems: she’s either really stupid or she’s really lost it, or maybe there’s a certain dishonesty there.” In July, Trump called the (white) British Ambassador to the United States “a very stupid guy” for criticizing Trump in diplomatic cables published in a British newspaper.