Nobody knows the trouble she sees. The “she” is Maxine Waters, the California congresswomen who hasn’t enjoyed a moment of peace since Donald Trump took the oath of office in early 2017. Much of the reason for that is that she has personally been on the warpath since Inauguration Day, attempting to mount one bogus case after another for Trump’a impeachment and attempting single-handedly to foment flash mobs against him.
Waters was a guest a few weeks back on MSNBC’s “Joy Reid on Sunday,” where she lamented among other things Trump’s dedication to keeping “the black man” down.
“I think you said it earlier today when you talked about this need for Trump and those who support him to want to … have absolute power and to believe that it is their right and their responsibility to ensure that blacks and people of color and others do not rise to any level of influence and power, significant, that would cause them not to be in total charge of this country,” Waters asserts in the video that follows before adding:
This justice system is broken. It has never really been in our favor, and it has basically been responsible for ensuring that we could never ever get beyond this suppression and this oppression that has been forced upon us for so many years.
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The charge is ludicrous on its face but made more so by the fact that Waters is herself a member of the U.S. Congress, the highest legislative post in the land, and is currently serving her fifteenth term!
But wait, as they say, there’s more: in 2018, 40.6% of the mayors in the country were black, with 57.1% of them presiding over cities that did not have a majority-black population. That’s certainly more than fair representation for a group that makes up 13.4% of the country’s population.
Consider further that currently, 50 of Waters’s fellow Congress members are black, and for the eight years prior to Donald Trump’s election, the nation was presided over by a black man. As for wealth and influence, the United States currently has six black billionaires.
If Donald Trump’s responsibility is to “ensure that blacks and people of color and others do not rise to any level of influence and power,” he’s not doing a very good job of it.