Maxine Waters is a leader worthy of honor, according to the National Newspaper Publishers Association. The group honored the California congresswoman with a “National Leadership Award” on Friday, according to Diversity Inc.
The American Mirror reports,
During her acceptance, Waters denounced President Trump, prompting applause from the audience of media leaders.
“I want you, in whatever way that you do, to please allocate all of the front pages to the get-out-the-vote operations in our communities,” she told the group of predominately black-owned paper publishers.
“It is no secret … that I don’t like” Trump, she said, drawing laughs and cheers.
“I knew that this president should not be in the White House when I saw the way that he conducted himself in the primary campaign,” Waters said.
“No, I don’t like him,” she continued. “Yes, I have worked against him. No, I didn’t go to his inauguration. No, I didn’t go to his State of the Union. No, I do not go to the White House. No, I do not engage with him,” she said as the applause grew louder.
“All I want for him and about him is to be impeached and get him out of the White House!” she yelled, as the audience erupted.
She dismissed criticism that an ousted President Trump would lead to a President Pence.
“Knock off the first one, and then go after the second one,” she said.
“We have the power. We have the numbers, but we’ve got to understand our power and we’ve got to use our power,” she lectured.
She urged the newspaper owners to understand “We are the patriots of this country. We’re the ones who have stood by this country no matter what has happened to us.
“No matter that this country has not always embraced us,” she continued. “But we stayed with America,” she said.
She asserted Republicans “are scared of this president. They won’t stand up to him,” as she questioned their patriotism.
Waters went on to call Trump “Number 45.”
She ended her remarks by saying, “Let’s get to work! Let’s do what we have to do! Let’s show them who the real patriots are of this country!”