President TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE tweeted a happy birthday message on Wednesday “to the leader of the Democrat Party, Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle Best shot at narrowing racial homeownership gap at risk, progressives say Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress looks to strengthen government's aging cyber infrastructure MORE!”
The tweet came after a Fox News segment aired showing Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) appearing on MSNBC and saying her birthday wish is for a different president.
Happy Birthday to the leader of the Democrat Party, Maxine Waters!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2018
Waters has joined the ranks of minority leaders Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSen. Ron Johnson hoping for Democratic 'gridlock' on reconciliation package Virginia race looms as dark cloud over Biden's agenda Biden struggles to rein in Saudi Arabia amid human rights concerns MORE (D-Calif.) as one of Trump’s favorite targets among Democrats.
“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!” the president tweeted in June.
Critics have said the attack on Waters’s IQ is racist.
Waters turns 80 years old today.