Trump supporters are livid over a statement made by Representative Maxine Waters. She referred to Trump as “this so called president.”
Many are saying that had anyone used such a derogatory phrase in reference to Obama, heads would’ve rolled. The 78-year-old Democrat from California also announced that she will literally boycott any and all possible interactions with the President.
Wednesday, Maxine Waters told The Associated Press that she just doesn’t see herself meeting with Trump or sitting down with Trump. She also says she can’t see herself believing anything that would come out of his mouth, or respecting it, for that matter.
According to Waters, it would be dishonest for her to attend ceremonies with the President, or to “pretend” that she’s having a “decent conversation with him.” In other words, she will not play nice with Trump.
In other words, she’s preemptively closing the door on any possible common ground and taking her ball and going home.
Waters has tapped into a sense of relevancy in her fierce opposition to Trump, which includes repeated calls for his impeachment — a theme she revisited Wednesday on social media.
When presented with the idea that her actions are not becoming of a member of U.S. Congress, Waters shrugged it off and further insulted the commander-in-chief.
“My spirit tells me I cannot be silent,” Waters grandstanded. “I must address this so-called president, no matter where it takes me.”
Then again, this is the woman who called the L.A. riots that followed the Rodney King verdict — 58 people died — “somewhat understandable, if not acceptable.”
Waters was in the news earlier this week when Fox New host Bill O’Reilly made an ill-advised joke about her “James Brown wig.” He later apologized, but Waters responded by touting on social media that she is a “strong black women” … who just happens to be secure in the knowledge that a complicit media has her back.
To the dismay of millions, the liberal lawmaker also made it clear she is “not going anywhere.”