November 13, 2018
Rep. Maxine Waters, who has criticized President Donald Trump and Republicans for their “rhetoric,” has been cranking up her tone since Democrats won the U.S. House of Representatives last week.
During an interview on Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” the California Democrat claimed that the Republican Party fears “strong, black” women like her. She also said she wishes Trump would “keep his mouth shut” about the issues plaguing her home state.
Waters, who will likely become the chair of the Financial Services Committee when Democrats take over the House in January, claimed that the president and GOP fear her because she’s a “strong, black woman.”
“That’s the opposition talking about what would happen if this strong, black woman Maxine Waters is the chair of the Financial Services Committee,” Waters said, becoming animated.
She added: “They’ve never seen anybody like me before. There’s never been a woman in the history of this country that’s been the chairperson of the Financial Services Committee, and certainly never a black woman.”
Later in the segment, the anti-Trump lawmaker was asked by host Joy Reid about a tweet from Trump. The president took issue with California receiving billions of dollars every year from the federal government and not being able to effectively combat the deadly fires that have scorched across the state.
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California is currently dealing with a massive wildfire in the northern region, which has displaced many and reportedly killed roughly two dozen people.
Rather than offer any policies or ideas to refute Trump’s criticisms, Waters said the president was clueless, unwilling to learn anything, and wished he would just “keep his mouth shut” about California.
“The president of the United States attempts to talk about things that he has no knowledge of. He…