READ: Donald Trump Accuses Maxine Waters of Wishing His Supporters ‘Harm,’ Tweets ‘Careful What You Wish For’

So, that happened.

President Donald Trump accused Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) of advocating “harm” against his supporters in an incendiary tweet earlier today.

“Be careful what you wish for Max!” the president said, while in the same breath blasting Waters, the most senior of the 12 black women currently serving in the United States Congress, as “an extraordinarily low IQ person.”

But Waters did not call for physical harm. In fact, she called for civil disobedience.

“If you think we’re rallying now you ain’t seen nothing yet,” she told supporters at a rally in Los Angeles over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that [Trump] 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.”

The president’s tweet, on the other hand, is being interpreted by many as a threat against Waters.

Adam Serwer, the senior editor of The Atlantic tweeted:

https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1011296856972947457

And many agreed:

https://twitter.com/WriteSmitty/status/1011307999288324096

And called Trump out for lying about what Waters said:

https://twitter.com/krassenstein/status/1011305522841227265

Waters’ rather pointed remarks were a response to a couple of different news reports of Trump administration officials who had trouble dining out peacefully:

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