Maxine Waters might be famous for reclaiming her time, but there are some Black men she has threatened to stop claiming. Waters basically said any Black man that voted for Trump and his MAGA ticket is essentially dead to her.
“For those Black young men who think somehow they can align themselves with Trump, not only are they terribly mistaken, any of them showing their face, I will never, ever forgive them for undermining the possibility to help their own people and their own communities,” Waters said earlier this week during an interview on The Joe Madison Show.
Affectionately known as Auntie Maxine, Waters said any Black person who helps Trump get re-elected is issuing a slap in the face to the Black community.
“Black men who don’t understand if they’re not listening to you, if they’re not listening to our voices, they have a price to pay. The years to come, if they help put Trump over, and help him get elected, they will go down in history as having done the most despicable thing to their families, and to their communities, and to their mothers and their grandmothers,” Waters said. “They will shamefully be accused of having attributed to the lack of equality life for the people they claim to love so much.”
Waters’ comments came after high-profile rappers like Lil’ Wayne, Ice Cube and 50 Cent indicated support of Trump. There have also been other young Black men of influence – including comedian Terrence K. Williams and hip-hop artist Kingface who died Sept. 28 – that came out in support of Trump.
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Waters said any Black person supporting Trump baffled her.
“It just hurts me so bad to see Blacks talking about supporting Trump. I don’t know why they would be doing it. I don’t know why it is on their minds,” Waters said.
Former NFL player Herschel Walker – who counts Trump as one of his longtime friends – took issue with Waters’ words. He clapped back during an appearance on Fox Business.
“She’s been in office for a long, long time. Have you seen her pass any laws for social justice? Have you seen her pass anything to make anything equal? I don’t want to hear them [the Democrats] putting the blame on anyone else,” Walker said. “Now she is upset that people are starting to educate themselves and see policies that fit them. … So don’t come here to me with this rhetoric right now.”
As of Wednesday, Nov. 4, the U.S. Presidential election still had yet to be decided as votes from major battleground states like Pennsylvania and Georgia were still being counted.
Trump and his campaign have claimed fraud as Biden’s vote count increases, but there is no evidence that confirms his claim.
Biden has asked his supporters to be patient and said he is confident of a victory.