After encouraging violence against Trump Cabinet members, Waters got a taste of her own medicine.
Waters received several threats after her comments, but responded by telling those that threatened her to “shoot straight.”
Getting What She Wants
Waters knew what she was doing when she encouraged her supporters to “draw a big crowd” around Trump cabinet members.
While not outright calling for violence, her intentions were quite clear from her tone.
She wanted liberals to riot and harass any member of Trump’s cabinet.
By doing so, she also knew there would be some that would take it too far on the right.
Once those threats started to come in, Waters would be able to play the victim in a situation she herself created.
Over the last few days, Waters has received a slew of threats.
Some were empty, but others had to be taken seriously due to the violent nature of them.
She was actually “forced” to cancel two appearances in the south, one in Alabama and one in Texas, over these threats.
It’s rather convenient that Waters had scheduled two events deep in red territory so soon after making her inflammatory comments.
Like we said, she knows what she’s doing.
Now the Victim
Now, Waters gets exactly what she wants by playing the victim.
The focus will be taken off her comments and refocused on a few whackos from the extreme right.
“I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me,” Waters said.
“All I have to say is this, if you shoot me you better shoot straight; there’s nothing like a wounded animal,” Waters added.
Her latest round of rhetoric will no doubt create even more of a stir — which is exactly what she wants.