Is it possible that 78-year-old Maxine Waters may be considering a run for the White House in 2020? Speculation has increased since it has been revealed that the California congresswoman, who is the delight of Trump haters across the country, is showing up in the early presidential primary state of New Hampshire on Sunday.
“According to an invitation, obtained by WMUR from Democratic sources, Waters will be in the state on July 23 for the picnic to be held at the Miller Farm in New Durham.” The New England news agency reported that she will meet with the Strafford County Democratic Committee.
Waters has been relentless in her intense criticism of both President Trump and his supporters. She has spun some conspiracy theories about his administration. While speaking from the House floor in March, Waters played the race card and the patriotism card against Trump and his supporters.
“Mr. Speaker, my position against this president and his administration is clear. I oppose this president. I do not honor this president. I do not respect this president,” Waters said during a nearly 9-minute speech.
“African-Americans have struggled and fought historically, many African-Americans have paid a huge price fighting for justice and equality in this country, have died for it. I don’t have to call the names of Martin Luther King and all the others. We have paid a price, we have fought. But guess what? Despite the fact that America has not always been there for us, we’ve always been there for America. We have fought in America’s wars. We have suffered discrimination; we have suffered isolation and undermining. But we stand up for America, oftentimes when others who think they are more patriotic, who say they are more patriotic, do not,” Waters said.
“When we fight against this president, and we point out how dangerous he is for this society and for this country, we’re fighting for the democracy. We’re fighting for America. We’re saying to those who say they’re patriotic but they’ve turned a blind eye to the destruction that he’s about to cause this country, ‘You’re not nearly as patriotic as we are.’”
Waters has made it clear that her mission is not to represent her constituents but to destroy Trump. She has declared that the president “is not good for America.”
“African-Americans know this. The Black Caucus understands this. And for those members of the Black Caucus representing our leadership, who went to meet with him, they have laid out to him all of this, what our care and concerns are all about. But in the final analysis, we really don’t expect anything from him. And my mission and my goal is to make sure that he does not remain president of the United States of America,” Water said.
In April, Salon Editor-at-Large d. Watkins published a video on Twitter in which he provided five reasons “why Maxine Waters should be our next president.” He summed up his presentation by saying, “These are tough times, and in tough times we need a tough leader,” Watkins said. “That’s why I nominate Maxine Waters to be our next president.”
Is this really a possibility? What are your thoughts?
Credit: The American Mirror