Maxine Waters says Trump 'intends' to rule post presidency by turning MAGA supporters on to other groups
Waters alleged that Trump 'intends to exercise power even past his presidency' so he can 'basically confront whatever entity he’d like to confront that’s not agreeing with him, turn them on to other groups'
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) alleged on Monday that President Donald J. Trump intended to use popularity to attack “whatever entity” that’s “not agreeing with him” and thereby continue to “rule” past his presidency.
Waters discussed the deadly riot on Capitol Hill on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” with anchor Joy Reid. “We know that Dr. King’s real birthday on the 15th is coming, the official birthday on the 18th. There have been stories and news reports out there that the 17th is being targeted as another day for Trump forces to rally all over the country, that the 19th is being named," Waters said.
"Obviously, now you have the inauguration in which the Clintons, the Obamas, the Bidens, all will be there, the Obamas will be there, you know? I’m nervous about that calendar," she continued. "Are you confident that after watching the Capitol get sieged that the Capitol Police, the Secret Service, and other federal law enforcement are ready for the inauguration? Do you think it will be secure?”
“No, I’m not confident, based on what we’ve just experienced," Waters insisted. "We need to do a deep investigation about how this happened and who’s complicit in all of this. But I want to tell you not only am I not confident about the times that you are identifying that possibly we could have real problems. I do believe that the president of the United States, Trump, has organized and worked in a way that even after he’s not serving as the president, that he believes that he’s going to have control over a significant population in this country that he can use to basically rule.”
Waters alleged that Trump "intends to exercise power even past his presidency" so he can "basically confront whatever entity he’d like to confront that’s not agreeing with him, turn them on to other groups, et cetera."
"So, whether you’re talking about a group of particular dates where we may have trouble, and I also think that when they talk about the 17th, and they talk about the 20th, that’s some of our state legislative offices are also targeted, and they may have an operation that’s going on all over the country at one time where they are being attacked," she continued, adding, “I think we’re in very dangerous times in the history of this country.”
Reid agreed. “What that sounds like is an insurgency, and we’ve seen that in places like Iraq, and that’s a frightening prospect that we might be seeing here," she said.
Last month, Waters raged on Twitter that the POTUS had 'lost his mind', after mocking him for losing almost all legal challenges his campaign had made since Democratic rival Joe Biden was declared president-elect. "Can’t wait for January 6th when the electoral votes from the 50 states will be sent to Congress," Waters tweeted, adding: "Trump, you LOST the popular vote, the ELECTORAL vote, & you’ve obviously lost your mind! What does it take for you to understand you’re a LOSER. PeriodT (as the millennials say)!"
Can’t wait for January 6th when the electoral votes from the 50 states will be sent to Congress. Trump, you LOST the popular vote, the ELECTORAL vote, & you’ve obviously lost your mind! What does it take for you to understand you’re a LOSER. PeriodT (as the millennials say)!— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) December 14, 2020
During her appearance on the Joe Madison Show in November, Waters said she will "never, ever forgive" Black people who voted for Trump. “For those black young men who think somehow they can align themselves with Trump, not only are they terribly mistaken. I will never, ever forgive them for undermining the possibility to help their own people and their own communities," she declared.