Donald Trump has a list of Democrats and other detractors that are his go-to names for insults at political rallies, and they’re all names that make his crowds go wild. Perhaps the one name that can be mentioned to get his crowds most angry is Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).
Since the beginning of Trump’s presidency, Rep. Waters has been outspoken about Trump’s racist rhetoric and displays of incompetence and corruption. When news began to break about Democratic voters confronting Republican lawmakers in public spaces about such human rights violations as family separations at the border, Waters was one of the first to encourage voters to continue making the GOP aware of our anger.
For that, Trump has his supporters convinced that she was encouraging violence. However, his and Fox News’s claims of her “corruption” are equally outrageous, and the idea that she would be “put in charge of our Country’s finances” is just a fear-mongering tactic that Trump is using to rile up his base even more.
Rep. Waters would not be put in charge of the country’s finances. Trump has an entire cabinet of people, people whose corruption has landed his first picks out of a job, who make those decisions. Waters would be the chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee, where even Fox News admits that her job would only be to oversee the “housing, banking, insurance, and securities industries.” Of course, that way lies trouble for Trump, but it would not in any way put her in charge of the country’s finances.
The two tweets together show a specific means of division that includes attacking women, whether they have actual power or are just women who challenge Trump’s authority. The fact that he can’t even spell Kavanaugh’s name show that Trump is not and never has been the “stable genius” he claims to be.
Twitter is no longer interested in Trump’s divisive rhetoric. Read some of their comments below:
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