Speaking with Essence Magazine, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that President Trump is “not worthy of being listened to” and “I hope people will turn the television off” during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
“I don’t even know why he wants to come and give the State of the Union” Waters told Essence Magazine in video of the interview the magazine tweeted on Feb. 4. “The state of the union under him has not been good. And he has been divisive, and I think he’s putting us all in harm’s way” she says in the video.
“And so, he is not worthy of being listened to. I don’t know why anybody would want to pay attention to anything that he has to say. He lies over and over again, like I said. 6,000 lies have been documented since he’s been there,” she continued.
“I just can’t imagine what he’s going to try and say. But, since he is a great liar, he’ll say anything, because he’s capable of saying anything without facts, without research. And so, I’m not looking forward to his State of the Union, and I hope people will turn the television off.”
#AClassyClapback served the way only Auntie Maxine can- straight, no chaser. Read why @RepMaxineWaters still isn't here for Trump’s #SOTU address: https://t.co/xkrXYm2CGU #ESSENCENews pic.twitter.com/jj1ESXrMsf
— ESSENCE (@Essence) February 4, 2019