Rep. Maxine Waters: ‘I Think It's In the Best Interest of My Constituents to Get Rid of (Trump)’

By Susan Jones | April 21, 2017 | 10:23 AM EDT

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) says it's in the "best interest" of her constituents to "get rid of" President Trump. (Screen grab from MSNBC's "Morning Joe")

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said again on Friday she doesn’t “honor” or “respect” President Donald Trump.

“I don't think that he deserves to be president of this great country. I am very concerned about him. And I really think he's dangerous,” Waters told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Waters also said she thinks “it’s in the best interest of my constituents to get rid of him.”

The congresswoman backed up her poor opinion of the president by pointing to a “scathing” six-part series about Trump in The Los Angeles Times, and she once again said she believes he will be impeached.

In the meantime, she said, “I'm not going to be able to work with him.”

Guest contributor Donny Deutsche, a Democrat, questioned Waters’ outright refusal to work with the president or even look for common ground:

“I want to push back a little bit as somebody who kind of worries about the Democratic Party,” Deutsche told Waters. “The reality, is he's our president and if he's impeached, he's impeached, but for today and tomorrow and the next day, I don't know if you're acting in the best interests of your constituents or the Democratic Party (by refusing to work with Trump.)

“Things have to get done in the country,” Deutsche continued. “And to me, I don't want to hear a member of my party, to say there's no way I'm working with him on anything. I don't think that's good for the party, and I don’t think that’s good for country. And I just don't think that's living in reality. 

Waters suggested that Deutsche may not be as offended by Trump as she is.

But Deutsche pressed the point that refusing to work with Trump may not be in the best interests of Waters’ constituents.

“Well, I do think it's in the best interest of my constituents,” Waters said. “I think he's dangerous. I think he's not a credible leader of this country. I think he's treated our allies badly. I think others from across the sea, across the waters, are looking at us and saying, what's wrong with us, with the man who treats his allies this badly, with the man who changes his mind from day to day, with the man who often does not know what he's talking about. 

“He cannot be trusted, and even though you may think it's not in the best interest of my constituents, I think it's in the best interest of my constituents to get rid of him.”