Waters: Trump Is a ‘Dishonorable Human Being’ Who ‘Does Not Deserve to Be President’

• August 14, 2017 8:02 pm


Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) told MSNBC host Ari Melber on Monday that President Donald Trump is a "dishonorable human being."

Melber played a clip from Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., where former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke said that white nationalists and neo-Nazis were holding a rally to help "fulfill the promises of Donald Trump."

Melber asked Waters to respond to the clip, and asked her how Americans should respond to what he said.

Waters said people believe that something is going on in America and that there has been a rise of racist beliefs and violence since Trump was elected president last November.

"There are those who think — who thought at one time that this president would become presidential at some point, that he would be transformed, that he would transition into the presidency. It's never going to happen," Waters said.

She went on to call Trump a "dishonorable human being" and said that he "does not deserve to be president of the United States of America."

"Everyone should join with me in wanting to impeach him," Waters said. "He does not deserve to represent us. Not only is he putting this whole country at danger, undermining our democracy, but our allies are thinking less of us now across the world."

She said that Trump will never be a "honorable human being" or have "good values" and that he will always be playing to "haters" and "racists."

"I have no hopes for him, and I would not like to see him continue in this presidency," Waters concluded.

Trump received backlash over the weekend after his initial response condemning violence in Charlottesville seemed to reference fault on "many sides." Many lawmakers and reporters thought Trump did not go far enough in condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Trump followed up on Monday by condemning the "evil" racism of groups like the Klu Klux Klan and white supremacists, according to the Washington Free Beacon. 

"We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty, that bring us together as Americans," Trump said at the White House. "Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

"We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our creator. We are equal under the law, and we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America," he said.

Published under: Donald Trump, Maxine Waters, MSNBC, Racism