The California Representative mentioned Trump’s only African American cabinet member in the same breath as the Ku Klux Klan.
Rep. Maxine Waters talked about Secretary Ben Carson and Secretary Steven Mnuchin in the same sentence as the white nationalist, KKK, and Nazi who participated in the violence that occurred Charlottesville VA over the weekend during a town hall in Los Angeles on Thursday.
“There is so much uncertainty now with this president and with this administration,” Waters told the crowd, before attacking Mnuchin for his involvement in the foreclosure crisis.
Waters then talked about how Mnuchin stood next to President Trump during Trump’s recent press conference at Trump Tower, during which Trump walked back his criticism of white nationalist who participated in the violence in Charlottesville VA over the weekend.
“While the president was defending the white nationalists and the KKK and all of those alt-right groups who were basically out there in Virginia,” Waters said.
Waters continued, “literally beating and marching and ranting about Jews and black people.”
“But this is what this cabinet looks like, whether we talk about Mnuchin or Ben Carson, who’s over at HUD,” Waters concluded. “If you think reclaiming my time that I did with Mnuchin, you wait ’til Ben Carson comes.”
Carson is the only African American member of Trump’s cabinet, while Mnuchin is a prominent member of the Jewish community.
9.18.17 10:59 amFox News Highlights Media Bias In A CBS Report About Richard Cordray
“CBS Sunday Morning” didn’t disclose that four of the lawyers that it interviewed had ties to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
9.18.17 10:41 amAmericans Overwhelmingly Reject Internet Sales Tax Proposal
Two of three Americans said they oppose a sales tax in their state on items purchased online.
9.14.17 2:07 pmNew NRSC Ad Hits Claire McCaskill for Saying ‘Normal People’ Can Afford a Private Plane
It’s the latest gaffe for the vulnerable senator from Missouri.
8.24.17 3:00 pmIs Tim Cook Running For President?
The Apple CEO held presidential campaign style events in the pivotal states of Iowa and Ohio on Thursday.