Democratic philanthropist, activist, and billionaire Tom Steyer weighed-in this week on President Trump’s use of the term “mob” to describe violent anti-GOP activists throughout the country; suggesting similar language was used by “segregationists” in the 1960s.
Steyer was speaking with MSNBC when he was asked to comment on Trump’s use of the term during a recent rally; saying “Listen, this is a line that people have been using to put down broad-based protests since the civil rights movement.”
“This ‘mob’ statement is something that segregationists used to justify strong police actions against completely legal nonviolent protests,” he added. “So I look at this as absolutely another Republican move to try to inflame people, to try to scare people about what is really going on.”
HIT JOB? Liberals SLAM GOP's Use of Term ‘MOB’ to Describe Left-Wing Protests
Liberal activists, left-wing legislators, and the mainstream media lashed-out at conservatives and GOP pundits this week over their use of the term “mob” to describe the outrageous, often-violent protests staged by Democrats in the wake of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation process.
“Liberal protesters – egged on by Democratic politicians – are openly embracing a more confrontational and aggressive approach, banging on the doors of the Supreme Court, confronting lawmakers outside their offices and chasing GOP officials out of restaurants,” writes Fox News.
“The radical Democrats have turned into an angry mob,” said President Trump during a political rally this week.
“Women across the country came together around this nomination to say #MeToo, to stand up against sexual abusers and harassers,” Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., tweeted this week “And all Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Republican leaders have to say to them is that they’re a mob. Disgraceful.”
Decide for yourself if the term applies; watch the shocking video above.
ANTIFA FAIL: DC Restaurant Confirms Cruz Returned After Attack, Finished ‘Exceptional’ Dinner
A spokesperson for the DC-area restaurant where Ted Cruz was confronted by Antifa activists Monday night confirmed the Texas Senator returned minutes after the attack; saying the lawmaker and his wife were able to “finish their exceptional meal” in silence.
The local eatery posted an official statement regarding the confrontation after video of the incident surfaced on social media, saying “Last night, protesters entered Fiola with the apparent purpose of confronting one of our guests.”
“When the situation resolved a few minutes later, our guests returned to thank the staff for their support and to finish their exceptional meal,” added the statement.
According to @fioladc chef/owner Fabio Trabocchi, @tedcruz & Heidi Cruz returned to the restaurant they were forced out of last night. After the protestors left, the Cruzes apparently came back and finished their meal in peace. pic.twitter.com/fM967Ow4Zs
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) September 26, 2018
Cruz and his wife are the latest example of prominent Republicans to be harassed in public. Earlier this year, Rep. Maxine Waters urged her supporters to confront senior Trump officials and supporters at “gas stations” and “department stores.”