MAXINE Moore Waters, the U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd Congressional district has slammed president Donald Trump for his lack of diplomatic skills and political acumen.
Waters, who is the most senior of the 12 black women currently serving in the U.S. Congress shared her opinion about Trump during a recent TV interview on ‘All In With Chris Hayes.’
Alluding to her belief that many people in the Congress share her doubts about Trump’s political skills, Waters said: “Very few people up here, I think, really believe him, he’s not trusted, he doesn’t really have the credibility.”
When Hayes asked Waters about Steve Bannon, who was recently pushed off of the National Security Council, she suggested there’s more to that situation than meets the eye.
Furthermore, she questioned why Bannon was there in the first place. “That excuse that he gave about being there to babysit and watch Flynn is flimsy,” Waters said.
Waters also scoffed at president Trump’s foreign policy, saying: “Does he know what he’s talking about? No he doesn’t.”
She added: “I don’t really want him speaking for the United States. I think it’s a mistake for us to believe that somehow he’s ever going to be able to engage in diplomacy, that he’s going to be able to work out ways that we can stay out of war. I have no trust and no confidence in him. And I really wish that there was some way we could rein him in. I wish that our foreign affairs experts could somehow get his ear and at least tell him to shut up.”
Waters is a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She was first elected in 1976 and was an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War.