Washington, D.C. — California Congresswoman Maxine Waters suffered a public meltdown this weekend as she broke into a fit of rage over her issues with President Donald Trump.
“We’re in a difficult time in this country,” Waters said during an appearance at a Teamsters rally in Los Angeles.
“We’re almost at a constitutional crisis in the United States of America,” she said. “We’re at a constitutional crisis because we’ve got a president, the likes of which we’ve never seen before,”
“You know, some people think his antics sometimes are funny, sometimes cute, sometimes unusual. And to say, ‘Well, you know, he’s going to learn to become presidential,’” Waters continued, her voice increasing with anger as she spoke.
“That’s a lie!
“He’s never going to be presidential,” Waters shouted, shaking her hands defiantly at her audience, who seemed bewildered by her outburst.
“He’s never going to be presidential because he does not respect the Constitution of the United States of America and he is no friend to organized labor,” Waters continued, seemingly unable to provoke a positive reaction from the crowd.
“Let me just say this: I know that some of our membership in various areas of the country said, ‘Well, you know, we don’t think we’ve gotten a fair shake. We don’t think government has paid enough attention to some of our rural communities and our little towns,’” Waters carried on.
“But I want you to know this: whether it is healthcare, or whether it is food stamps, or whether it is any of the issues dealing with the least of these.
“And whether it’s issues about whether or not our government and our elected officials are going to support the right to organize and support the right to bargain.
“It has not been Republicans,” Waters bellowed, “It is always Democrats. We’ve been there for you. We’re gonna stay there for you. And damn this president! We’re not going to let him destroy organized labor.”
Despite Waters’ efforts, her words likely fell on deaf ears. According to election records, union members backed then-candidate Donald Trump by a 60 percent margin over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.