NEW YORK (AP) — The immigration issue is adding fuel to already hot tempers giving way to personal insults and belligerent language hardly heard since the last presidential election.
Over the weekend, Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters of California encouraged a crowd in her state to “push back” on Cabinet members they see in public places. Her message followed the ejection of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders from a restaurant in Virginia.
President Donald Trump fired back at Waters, calling her “an extraordinarily low IQ person” and claiming she called for harm to supporters.
Trump himself has embraced the cultural battles playing out everywhere from restaurant tables to football fields to late-night comedy. He questioned the cleanliness of the restaurant that ejected Sanders, though its most recent health inspection showed no violations.