Let's Have a War on Donald Trump.

AuthorLueders, Bill
PositionCOMMENT - Column

If there's one thing Donald Trump's supporters can't stand, it's incivility.

Not, to be clear, the President's incivility--his school-yard bully taunts, foul-mouthed putdowns, casual racism and misogyny, incitements to violence, threats to imprison political opponents, and so on. His supporters are pretty much OK with all that.

No, what gets their goat is the appalling incivility of the political left. It's almost as though people in power can't even lock children in cages anymore without being subjected to some serious sass.

Poor Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was taunted at a Mexican restaurant while thousands of caged kids were getting a taste of her boss's sense of justice, something she actually denied was happening. Poor Trump adviser Stephen Miller, the architect of Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that led to this horror, was called names while also just trying to chow down some Mexican food.

Poor White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was politely asked to leave a restaurant whose staff decided that it didn't want to serve her, given her record of meanness and mendacity. Poor Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt got a royal scolding over his swampish behavior and disregard for the environment from a mom clutching a child while he, too, was just trying to dine out. His feelings were hurt so bad he quit.

"I think it's a sad day in America when Democrats' only message is to attack people that support this President and support this country," Sanders clucked in response to an MSNBC commentator who had defended giving Trumpsters a hard time.

The commentator, Jennifer Rubin, is actually a conservative; her blog in The Washington Post is called "Right Turn." Here's what she said: "Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] has no right to live a life of no fuss, no muss, after lying to the press--after inciting against the press. These people should be made uncomfortable...."

Others agree. U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California, recently told supporters, "If you see anybody from the Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, and a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd to push back on them and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."

President Trump, in a demonstration of his own level of civility, responded with a tweet calling Waters "an extraordinarily low IQ person" and falsely stating that she "has just called for harm to supporters, of which...

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