Maxine Waters doesn’t know when to call it quits.
The California congresswoman doubled-down on the insanity by continuing to politicize the grief of Gold Star families, and accused President Trump of being a racist.
Waters piggybacked off the accusation by a Gold Star widow and Rep. Frederica Wilson that Trump was insensitive during a condolence call to the widow, saying that Trump doesn’t care about black people.
President Trump has a “tendency to talk down to people of color, to treat them with disrespect,” Waters said on MSNBC’s The Beat on Monday.
“Here [President Trump] had the opportunity to make the condolence call, do it properly, recognize this family and their grieving and also to know the name of the soldier who had been killed. He did not know the name. He did not handle it well.”
After rehashing the incendiary accusations against Trump, Waters went on to make demands, and saved some insults for White House Chief of Staff Gen. Kelly.
“General Kelly had a good career and had his career basically undermined by the president of the United States because he’s trying to protect and stand up for the president when the president did not deserve to be stood up for. He’s damaged himself. His credibility is at question.”
Waters said if the president and Kelly would come out and publicly apologize, she’d be willing to put all this aside (Yeah, right).
“If the president will apologize to Mrs. Johnson and if General Kelly will apologize to the congresswoman, I think we can put this behind us. Not going to go away. You’re absolutely correct.”
Then she went in for the kill.
“All of the women of the Congressional Black Caucus have come together, and we’re demanding an apology. We’re sick and tired of women being undermined, dismissed, and black women, in particular, being called names.”
Waters was referring to Trump’s use of the term “wacky” to describe Wilson. Of course, terse nicknames for his adversaries is something Trump has become known for. He doesn’t seek to “undermine black women” in particular. But, that matters not to Waters.
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“He seems to have this tendency to talk down to people of color, to treat them with disrespect. And I think this adds to it. I think the fact that first of all, he called her wacky; secondly, that he didn’t back down, that he simply talked about her in a way that was not respectful. I think that yes, I think it adds to the suspicion of him and the way that he thinks about minorities and black people in particular.”
That flies in the face of a private audio recording released by another Gold Star widow Natasha De Alencar. The phone call was made in April by President Trump who appeared extremely respectful and sympathetic.
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