Maxine Waters Hits Trump Over North Korea Summit: ‘Don the Con Man Got Conned’

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) didn’t hide her feelings on the latest news out of the White House in a series of tweets late Monday, offering a long and stinging rebuke of President Donald Trump’s latest drama.

On Trump’s recent trip to Vietnam to meet with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Waters expressed a belief that Trump was played by Kim from the start.

“Don the con man got conned!” she wrote, arguing that Kim never entered negotiations in earnest from the start.

In a subsequent tweet, Waters had harsh words for Trump on his equivocation on the killing of Otto Warmbier. After his second meeting with Kim, Trump told reporters that he took the North Korean leader at his word that he had no knowledge of Warmbier’s mistreatment during his detention in North Korea.

“No one can believe this unworthy president,” Waters wrote. “He is the most prolific, consistent, good for nothing liar this country has ever experienced.”

Waters had similar criticism for Trump’s siding with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman on the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

“Impeachment is the only answer,” Waters added after listing a series of events some of Trump’s critics have argued are tantamount to obstruction of justice.

The California congresswoman also called on Trump’s allies who have now found themselves ensnared in legal issues that “the truth will free your heart and soul,” directing the message towards Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, and Michael Flynn, among others.

Waters also weighed in on a New York Times story indicated President Trump personally intervened to obtain a security clearance for his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, in contrast with previous public denials from the president about personal involvement in the clearance process.

“Who do you think will believe that lie?” Waters asked. “Must give you credit. You are the boldest, most daring liar I’ve ever heard of.”

Waters ended her Monday evening flurry of tweets with a call for those “who’ve been waiting for every ‘t’ to be crossed and every ‘i’ to be dotted,” to join her in pushing for the impeachment of President Trump.

“Support impeachment!” she added.

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