Rep. Maxine Waters begged President Trump to “please resign” at this week’s TIME 100 gala this week.
If you had to give some advice to President Trump, what advice would you give him?” a TIME reporter asked.
“Please resign so that I won’t have to keep up this fight of your having to be impeached, because I don’t think you deserve to be there… Just get out!”
Waters was at the event because TIME decided that she was one of the 100 most influential people in the world. What makes her so special? In the words of actor Yara Shahidi, Waters was honored because she’s “so eloquent in letting the world, particularly the white men of Congress who dare test her acumen, know that she is not here for any nonsense.”
Democrats are willing to make a hero out of anyone. Waters’ “eloquence” is mainly expressed by the scathing attacks she’s unleashed on President Trump. She’s been at war with him since before his election.
“I am certainly working toward his impeachment. I think Mueller is doing a great job. I am hopeful that the Cohen tapes will be a treasure trove of information that will help move us toward that,” Waters said Wednesday.
It’s been a turbulent week. Waters’ awful comments almost flew under the radar because there’s been so much to talk about. Waters herself commented on the busy news cycle.
“Yeah, it’s hard to keep up, and people are getting worn down a bit. But I’m saying, ‘This is about your democracy. Pay attention! What’s happening now may be the most important thing in your life.’ And so, I encourage people to watch the news, to read the newspapers, to ask questions, create discussions in your neighborhoods, in your churches,” Waters told Variety.
Waters’ nasty words are just a distraction. President Trump isn’t going anywhere.