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Maxine Waters: Trump ‘Trying To Frighten Whites’ by Calling Me Democrats’ ‘New Star’

By Max Augros | August 14, 2018 | 12:19pm EDT
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) (Screenshot)

When asked whether her label as the “new star” of the Democratic Party makes her a liability, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) stated that President Trump is “trying to frighten, you know, whites” about her.

“Listen, he’s trying to frighten, uh, you know, whites about Maxine Waters,” she said. “‘Here’s this black woman, and she’s controversial, and she said things about me, and she does not move away from her position on impeachment, etc.’ He’s trying to frighten them. It’s not going to work.”

Waters went on to claim that the president won’t have enough supporters to help Republicans win the November midterm elections. “Even some of those people who voted for him, who are going to be hurt by his tariff policies, and who is [sic] going to be hurt by his tax policies, are going to see who he is eventually. Many of them are going to move away from him,” she stated.

“I know there’s a lot of talk about his constituency and the people who are going to stand with him no matter what he does, there’s not enough of them. They are not going to win,” Waters concluded.

Below is a transcript of her exchange with MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart from Sunday:

Jonathan Capehart: “[The president] has called you, quote, ‘the new star of the Democratic Party.’ The new star of the Democratic Party – it’s as if he’s trying to make you a liability for the Democrats, that if the Democrats take the majority, that you are going to be in charge in some way. I mean, uh, are you a liability to the Democratic Party?

“I mean, you almost- there aren’t very many of your colleagues who are doing what you are doing, which is calling on the president to be impeached, calling on your colleagues in the House to impeach the president. Does that not make you a liability for the Democratic Party?”

Rep. Maxine Waters: “Listen, he’s trying to frighten, uh, you know, whites about Maxine Waters. ‘Here’s this black woman, and she’s controversial, and she said things about me, and she does not move away from her position on impeachment, etc.’ He’s trying to frighten them. It’s not going to work.

“In the final analysis, even some of those people who voted for him, who are going to be hurt by his tariff policies, and who is [sic] going to be hurt by his tax policies, are going to see who he is eventually. Many of them are going to move away from him.

“I know there’s a lot of talk about his constituency and the people who are going to stand with him no matter what he does, there’s not enough of them. They are not going to win.”

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