Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters has done it again: said something so outlandish Republicans are forced to do a double-take.
This time, over the weekend, Waters said the reason the economy is doing so well is because of former President Obama.
During an interview with MSNBC, Waters credited the former president for the booming stock market, a glowing economy, historic low unemployment levels and rising consumer confidence. She also threatened to reverse the actual reason for the glowing economy: Trump’s economic policies.
The California Democrat also responded to Trump saying he was willing to shut down the government over immigration reform.
“You know, this president is a bully and he will try to intimidate all of us,” Waters said. “He is not going to shut down anything.”
“As a matter of fact, people will remember that he said he was going to build this wall and he was going to make Mexico pay for the wall. They said they weren’t going to pay for anything. Now he wants the American citizens to pay for this wall.”
“American citizens are not going to pay for this wall, he is not going to shut down the government and we are not going to be intimidated by his bluffing and bullying,” she concluded.
From BizPac Review:
Attributing the booming economy to Trump’s predecessor, former President Barack Obama, Waters expressed concern — for the first time ever? — about the deficit, as a result of the tax bill.
“Of course, the economy has improved, and of course he would like to take credit for all of that,” she told MSNBC anchor David Gura. “But in the final analysis, when this country understands and feels what has been done with the tax scam and what that’s going to do for our deficit in this country, it’s going to be reversed.”
Waters, who’s managed to pass just three bills in nearly three decades in Congress, then flipped reality on its head, claimed that the policies driving the economy will “undermine” it.
“A combination of the tax scam and the tariffs will undermine all that has been done in the economy that was started by Obama,” she said.
“This president is wreaking havoc on this country,” Waters said, the Daily Caller reports. “And so while there is some improvement in the economy, we have all of this other mess that we have to take a look at and what is, you know, in the forefront of what is being talked about in the media.”
“Democrats are working very hard,” she said. “We have a lot of enthusiasm. We have good candidates. We have raised an awful lot of money, and I think we’re in a good position not only to take back the House, but I believe even possibly the Senate. Of course, if we do that, look out, president. You’re in trouble.”