Politics Maxine Waters to skip Trump's State of the Union

19:21  13 january  2018
19:21  13 january  2018 Source:   The Hill

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Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Friday she will not attend President Trump ’ s first State of the Union address in the wake of his vulgar remarks aimed at Haiti and African nations. on @allinwithchris, @repmaxinewaters tells @joyannreid she will skip trump ' s state of the union on january 30: "why

Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) says she will skip President Trump ’ s address to Congress Tuesday night, and is urging others to do the same, ABC News reported. Nearly 70 other Democratic lawmakers also skipped the ceremony.

a close up of a man © Provided by The Hill Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Friday she will not attend President Trump's first State of the Union address in the wake of his reported vulgar remarks aimed at Haiti and African nations.

"Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?" Waters said on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes." "Someone who lies in the face of facts, someone who can change their tune day in and day out. What does he have to say that I would be interested in?

"I don't trust him, I don't appreciate him and I wouldn't waste my time ... listening to what he has to say," she continued. "He does not deserve my attention."

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Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) says she will skip President Trump ’ s address to Congress Tuesday night, and is THE INTELLECTUALIST. Waters similarly refused to attend Trump ’ s inauguration in January, saying she “never state - of - the - union -urges-others-to-do-the-same-aX7f0GHsjkmDjXqxgWjnqA.

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Waters becomes the third Democratic lawmaker to announce they won't attend Trump's address, which is scheduled for later this month.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced Friday he would skip Trump's State of the Union over the president's "unbelievable" remarks in which he reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries."

"I cannot in all good conscience be in a room with what he has said about so many Americans. I just cannot do it. I wouldn't be honest with myself," Lewis said.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) announced last week that he, too, would boycott Trump's address.

"Rather than listening to yet another destructive and divisive speech by Trump, I will not attend this year's annual address to Congress," he said in a statement. "Instead, like I did during Trump's Inauguration, I will be working here at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union."

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Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, has said he plans to skip the speech, but that Last year, for Trump ’ s joint address – the speech becomes the State of the Union after the president’s first Maxine Waters of California and Al Green of Texas both sat out. Green told the Hill Wednesday that

Members of the Democratic caucus are planning ways to protest during Trump's remarks. Female Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), plan to wear all black in solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct and the #MeToo movement.

Some House Democrats are also reportedly planning to invite sexual assault survivors as their guests that evening, and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said she has invited the founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, to be her guest that evening.


Democrats ramp up efforts to boycott Trump's State of the Union address .
Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson added her name to a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they are fed up with President Trump and will boycott his State of the Union address at the end of the month. Wilson, who was elected in 2010 and made headlines last year for fighting with Trump over his telephone call to the widow of a fallen soldier, cited the president’s “recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations” for reasons why she wouldn’t be attending the Jan. 30 speech.“For the first time since I began serving in the U.S.

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