Donald Trump has launched yet another deranged tirade, this time aimed at former White House senior adviser and former Apprentice contestant Omarosa. His use of the term “dog” made clear that his attack was motivated by sexism, and the sheer viciousness of his attack made clear that it was a part of his ongoing pattern of racist attacks against prominent black people. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who has been a frequent target of Trump’s ranting, decided to fire back at him in no uncertain terms.
Donald Trump posted half a dozen vicious tweets about Omarosa, but the most hideous one went like this: “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!” This prompted a number of negative responses, including a harsh condemnation from Republican Senator Jeff Flake, though it doesn’t appear he’s willing to do anything about it. Maxine Waters took a more direct approach.
Here’s what Waters tweeted: “Trump thinks he can distract us w/ his unhinged rants, meltdowns, and name calling at his rallies. Not me. I’m focused on his obstruction of justice, collusion w/ Russia, conspiracy, and jail time.” Best we can recall, this marks the first instance of a sitting member of Congress publicly calling for Donald Trump to go to prison for his crimes. But she was just getting started.
Maxine Waters continued slam dunking Donald Trump, tweeting “Let’s not allow #ConManDon to divert our attention from the outrageous consequences of his zero tolerance policy. Roughly 500-600 children remain separated from their parents. We must reunite the families.” She also focused in on the corrupt nature of Trump, his campaign, and his administration: “Can you believe Federal Savings Bank’s CEO forced through a $16 million loan for Paul “Money Laundering” Manafort all because the CEO wanted to be in Trump’s swamp cabinet? How many small businesses could have benefitted from those funds?”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report