It’s safe to say that Democratic California congresswoman Maxine Waters is not a big fan of President-elect Donald Trump. Not even close.
She's already called for Trump’s impeachment based on his nickname for Waters’ chosen candidate, “Crooked Hillary” Clinton.
The central-Los Angeles congresswoman recently claimed that the Democrats were “too nice” when they enjoyed commanding the levers of power.
Waters’ threat to nationalize all oil companies because gas prices were too high didn’t strike the oil executives she was threatening as very nice:
“This liberal would be about socializing, basically taking over, and the government running all of your companies."
On MSNBC Tuesday night, Waters was back and had Donald Trump in her sights.
She told MSNBC host Tamron Hall that she wouldn’t set foot near any Donald Trump Inaugural event:
"After I discovered who Trump is and how he conducted himself, I was never going to go to his Inauguration. I never planned, I never contemplated even being near any of those activities or those events.
I don’t like, you know, the way he has misled people, the way he has lied. I don’t like the way he has disparaged folks. I don’t like the way he mimicked and mocked a disabled man. I don’t like the way he talked about women and grabbing their private parts.
There’s nothing about him that I would want to be involved with.
And certainly the Inauguration is a way to welcoming one in to the presidency and honoring him and respecting him. I don’t honor him. I don’t respect him. I don’t want to be involved with him."
And then the MSNBC host teed up this tortuous ’stemwinder’ of a question:
"Going back to Russia’s interference in our election and some of the things you said at the beginning of this interview — your concerns about Russia and its influence and Vladimir Putin—we reported, you’re hard pressed to find Donald Trump saying hard — harsh words about Vladimir Putin as he has said about a laundry list of agencies and individuals whether they are lawmakers or family members, the Gold Star family members, in his past you can find criticism of Russian including his support for sanctions not while he was running for president.
With that said — with what you were saying — and with what you believe that you’ve heard from your briefings and information you are privy to, is he a danger given these allegations of his connections to Russia, setting aside party, is a danger?"
Waters immediately agreed that the president-elect "is a danger.”
Here was her rationale:
"I believe that Trump is a danger. I believe that he wants to tighten and build up his relationship to Russia for whatever reasons.
What we have discovered, despite, ‘Look, I have no business with Russia,’ he tried to make us believe that he had no business and he was not interested in any business, only to discover 37 efforts have been put forward where he tried to do business with Russia and it hasn’t worked out for whatever reasons.
Another thing is, even though it is not verified, we are told that there’s a dossier put out by a well known spy out of London, who have revealed some things about what the Russians are holding over the head of Trump. And I think that our intelligence agencies need to drill down on that, they need to see, if there’s any truth to it, because if it is, it is very dangerous for Russia to be able to blackmail ah Trump at any given time."
Though she's certain she won't be attending, Waters didn’t say if she’d be willing to give up her tickets to Trump for him to use for his guests.