Trump: Waters's 'ranting and raving' will make voters 'flee the Democrats'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House counsel called Trump 'King Kong' behind his back: report Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight Trump claims he instructed White House counsel to cooperate with Mueller MORE on Tuesday predicted that Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersBoogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems Fire chief demoted for saying Maxine Waters gives the n-word a 'bad name' Pelosi says Maxine Waters ‘strikes fear in the heart’ of Trump MORE's (D-Calif.) "ranting and raving" about his administration would drive people away from the Democratic Party, repeating his assertion that the California lawmaker is becoming the "face" of the party.

"Crazy Maxine Waters, said by some to be one of the most corrupt people in politics, is rapidly becoming, together with Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiBoogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems Sen. Warner to introduce amendment limiting Trump’s ability to revoke security clearances New Dem ad uses Paterno, KKK, affair allegations to tar GOP leaders MORE, the FACE of the Democrat Party," Trump tweeted. "Her ranting and raving, even referring to herself as a wounded animal, will make people flee the Democrats!"

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Trump's tweet was his latest going after the California congresswoman, who has emerged as one of his fiercest critics in Congress. He has repeatedly claimed in recent weeks that she has come to symbolize the Democratic Party and its intense opposition to his agenda.

The president's latest string of attacks on Waters began after the congresswoman encouraged opponents of Trump to push back against administration officials when they are seen in public.

The issue surfaced after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Lexington, Va., restaurant because of her position in the Trump administration.