These Are the ‘White Moderates’ MLK Warned Us About

Ashley Reese | The Slot

Trump officials have recently been on the receiving end of less than pleasant dining experiences. Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen and White House Advisor Stephen Miller were heckled at Washington Mexican restaurants and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia last week. After days of bleak news revealing parent-child separation at the border, the heckling was cathartic and utterly harmless; everyday people taking a stand against an appalling politic.

Then, at an immigration rally on June 24, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters applauded the recent public condemnation of Trump officials and encouraged more action: “If you see anybody from the 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,” said Waters. She added, “We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents, their children are suffering.”

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