Rep. Maxine Waters said she believes the average American, even Republicans, "cannot stand to have this president represent us in this world any longer," in an interview Sunday with MSNBC's Joy Reid, host of AM Joy. Waters said Trump has displayed "the most despicable behavior that any human being could do" and that Republicans won't continue to stand for him.
"Let me predict that there are many Republicans that will not continue to stand with him," Waters said Sunday. "This president has displayed the most despicable behavior that any human being could do. And certainly, as a president of the United States, he has disappointed millions of people. And so he's not a role model for our children. He's a liar. He's a con man. He's deceitful. He makes up stories day in and day out."
"Let me predict that there are many Republicans that will not continue to stand with him. This president has displayed the most despicable Despite the fact that the 1% who will gain mightily from the tax cuts may continue to support him because of the profits that they will make, I think the average human being, the average American, even many of those who are Republicans, cannot stand to have this president represent us in this world any longer," she said about party support.
However, Waters said, Trump is trying to frighten people with "this black woman," referring to herself, talking about impeachment. She said the president is "trying to bring out that constituency of his who do not like black people anyway."
"So when it will be, I don’t know. But it is, you know, possible. And He’s trying to frighten them by saying this black woman who has no reason to talk about impeachment keeps talking about impeachment. Well, he’s not only trying to frighten them, but he’s trying to bring out that constituency of his who do not like black people anyway. So I’m not worried about that. Let him continue to say whatever he would like to say. I think the dots are getting closer to being connected," Waters said.
Waters also said when Mueller's probe is over we will see that Trump wanted to lift Russian sanctions so that they can benefit from drilling for oil in the Arctic.
"I think that Manafort is going to play a big role in this," she said. "I think our special counsel is doing a good job. And in the final analysis, I think we will understand how he and his allies and all of those who have been, you know, wanting Trump to lift the sanctions so that they can all benefit from drilling for oil in the Arctic are going to be discovered. They’re going to be indicted in my own estimation."