House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended Rep. Maxine Waters after President Trump poked fun at her IQ during a rally in Montana Thursday.
.@realDonaldTrump, instead of making despicable attacks on @RepMaxineWaters, why don’t you focus on reuniting the children you put into cages back with their families? It’s been 9 days since a federal judge ordered you to. #FamiliesBelongTogether https://t.co/YO1tTFg6gM
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) July 5, 2018
This comes after Trump joked about Waters’ IQ being in the “mid-60s” during his Thursday speech.
Trump repeats Maxine Waters is “low IQ individual” and thinks its “somewhere in the mid-60s”
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) July 5, 2018
Pelosi defending Waters comes after a number of black leaders criticized Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer in an open letter. The letter expressed “profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to protect Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks from the Trump Administration and others in the GOP.” (RELATED: ‘Black Women Leaders and Allies’ Group Condemns Schumer, Pelosi For Shunning Maxine Waters’ Rhetoric)