Maxine Waters on Trump “he has emboldened those who are racist. He’s emboldened police officers to be nastier”

Appearing on MSNBC, while discussing George Floyd’s death and the subsequent protests across the nation, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) blamed President Trump for “emboldened those who are racist.”

Maxine Waters:

This president has certainly been responsible for dog-whistling for much of that constituency that empowers him and tells them get tough and he tells police officers to be rough on those that they arrest.

He has basically undermined John Lewis, one of our civil rights leaders in Congress, and talking about his district by basically saying we live in rat holes. He has disparaged blacks in so many ways.

All that stuff about loving blacks is so disingenuous. Nobody believes that. He’s such a liar. He cannot be trusted.

And yes, I think he has emboldened those who are racist. He’s emboldened police officers to be nastier, tough, to do things like the chokehold. I believe all of that.

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