Auntie Maxine Slams Trump And Fox News, Calls Network A "Sexual Harassment Enterprise"
Rep. Waters tells Chris Hayes what's on her mind.
April 06, 2017 at 8:14 pm
Representative Maxine Waters of California has made it very clear that she has a low opinion of the Trump administration. And on a recent appearance on All In With Chris Hayes, she made what she thinks even clearer.
“I don’t trust anything they say,” Waters said of the executive branch. She said too, that when it comes to Trump, many others in Congress share her doubts, “Very few people up here, I think, really believe him, he’s not trusted, he doesn’t really have the credibility.”
And the representative said all that just to get warmed up.
Hayes asked her about Steve Bannon, who was recently pushed off of the National Security Council. Waters believes there’s more to that situation than meets the eye, although she questioned why Bannon was there in the first place. “That excuse that he gave about being there to babysit and watch Flynn is flimsy,” Waters scoffed.
And if you think that’s giving it to the people straight, wait until you hear what she said about the Trump’s foreign policy. “Does he know what he’s talking about?” Waters asked. “No he doesn’t.”
“I don’t really want him speaking for the United States,” she said of our president, “I think it’s a mistake for us to believe that somehow he’s ever going to be able to engage in diplomacy, that he’s going to be able to work out ways that we can stay out of war. I have no trust and no confidence in him. And I really wish that there was some way we could rein him in. I wish that our foreign affairs experts could somehow get his ear and at least tell him to shut up.”
Tell us how you really feel, Representative Waters!
Now, you may remember, just last week, Bill O’Reilly said some mean things live on television about Waters. Then he apologized.
Hayes brought that up, but Waters shook it off, preferring to attack O’Reilly on the issues.
If you missed it, The New York Times broke a story this week about O’Reilly being involved in some rather heinous sexual harassment over at Fox News. Women working on his show reportedly “complained about a wide range of behavior, including verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted advances and phone calls in which it sounded as if Mr. O’Reilly was masturbating.”
That’s some disgusting stuff.
Making a bad thing look worse, President Trump took time out of his busy schedule to defend O’Reilly, telling the press, “He’s a person I know well — he’s a good person.”
Waters said she wasn’t surprised to see the president coming to O’Reilly’s aid. “It’s coming out of the mouth of a man who has said some horrible things about women. Don’t forget he talked about grabbing women in their private parts and because he was important he could get away with it. And so they are two of a kind.”
Waters went on to call Fox News a “sexual harassment enterprise,” before lamenting the state of things. “It shouldn’t be in America that you can sexually harass women and then buy your way out of it because you’re rich. If they continue to do this in the way that they have done, they need to go to jail. You know the president’s over there talking today about Susan Rice going to jail; they need to go to jail, Bill O’Reilly needs to go to jail.”
Who can argue with seeking justice for a crime?
If you’d like to watch the full interview with Representative Waters, check out the video below.