While speaking to the Teamsters Union on Sunday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) went beyond merely criticizing President Donald Trump and condemned him.
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“Damn this president!” she told the local Teamsters chapter in Los Angeles. “We’re not going to let him destroy organized labor,” she added. Waters claimed that Trump brought the country close to a constitutional crisis.
She also countered the idea that Trump would eventually become “presidential,” saying that “he’s never going to be presidential because he does not respect the Constitution of the United States of America.”
Watch her speech below:
Democrats, Waters said, were the ones who stood by organized labor and provided for “the least of these.”
“Whether it is health care, or whether it is food stamps, or whether it is any of the issues dealing with the least of these […] it has not been Republicans. It is always Democrats,” she said.
She seemed to respond to claims that some union members were dissatisfied with Democratic governance not providing them enough help.
In response to Waters’ inflammatory comments, many criticized her on Twitter:
This woman needs to be removed from office. Congress needs to be focused on their jobs. When was the last time Congress actually did their job in a consistent manner? Any normal person would have already been replaced.
— Sandy O’Donnell (@southernkat360) May 8, 2018
Mad Maxine, the flesh Cartoon, always puts our President down. She is beyond crazy!
— Mike Lvov (@MikeVisevok) May 8, 2018
She needs to retire already
— Everyone’s Mimi (@EveryonesMimi) May 8, 2018
Aunt Maxine it’s time to take your medicine now.
— Nathaniel Wilkerson (@realnatman) May 8, 2018
This was just the latest instance of Waters lobbing harsh criticism toward the president. Early in March, she called the president “disoriented” and told Americans to “get ready for impeachment”:
Imagine the President of the United States rolling around the West Wing, disoriented, ranting, angry, carrying on and paranoid, dreaming up public policy — it’s a dangerous thing for America. Get ready for impeachment!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 4, 2018
Trump, for his part, mocked Waters and called her a “low IQ individual.”