A California congresswoman tore into President-elect Donald Trump this week, saying that she doesn’t trust him and that she will “fight him every inch of the way”
Speaking on MSNBC with host Jacob Soboroff, Rep. Maxine Waters made it clear that she wouldn’t even meet with Trump if he offered.
“Democrats are being way too nice,” suggested Waters.
“I tell you, that has been a problem in my party,” Waters replied. “That when we’re in power, we’re nice. We bend over backwards to work with people. Trump has stepped over everybody. He has no respect for his own colleagues, let alone those on the opposite side of the aisle.”
“He’s called names, he’s lied. Everything to show that he doesn’t have good values and he can’t be trusted,” she continued. “Why should we work with someone that we can’t trust? He’ll tell you one thing today and another tomorrow. As a matter of fact, those people who voted for him ought to be really concerned about the fact that he has already backpedaled on so many of the promises he made. And so, I have no intention of pretending everything is alright, that we’re going to work together.”
“As a ranking member of the Financial Services Committee, where he said he’s going to bring down Dodd-Frank and he’s going to get rid of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, I’m going to fight him every inch of the way.”
“Are you saying then that you would not sit down with President-elect Trump if he invited you to the White House to meet on common ground?” Soboroff pressed.
“Oh no, I won’t go! I’m not going to sit down with him, I’m not going to go. I’m not going to pretend. I’m not pretending,” Waters shot back before adding, “Why should I trust him?”
See a clip of the interview below:
— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) December 26, 2016