Maxine Waters: Trump 'Talking About Killing Black People & Young White Children’
Democrat says President is 'destroying America'
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) blasted President Donald Trump in another vicious tirade accusing him of advocating the "killing of black and white children" amid the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd.
Appearing Tuesday on Cheddar Live, Waters accused Trump of "destroying America," before insisting Joe Biden must be elected to stop the chaos.
Waters also suggested that Trump's move to call out the military to quell the riots would involve Americans' "sons and daughters" being killed.
Brad Smith asked Waters:
"You’ve expressed being unsure that Biden can win the presidency over Trump. Do you expect the escalation of national issues and the responses of both candidates to voters one way or the other?"
"I do, I do. I know there have been some concerns about Biden, but I see a growing understanding that he must be elected," Waters replied.
"He must be elected because this president is destroying America," Waters stated.
"And not only is he goading confrontation, this business of calling out the military, now he’s not only talking about killing black people, he’s talking about killing young white children."
"And guess what? Guess what?" Waters asked.
"I do not believe that whether you’re a Republican or you are an independent that you’re going to stand for your white daughter, your white son to be killed by the military because this president is using it as a campaign tool in order to have his people that already support him believe that he’s saving them from these bad people, these outrageous people."
Last week, Waters attempted to blame Trump for the death of Floyd directly.
Waters claimed the cop whole knelt on Floyd's neck, Derek Chauvin, acted as he did because he was "emboldened" by Trump.
"I think he has emboldened those who are racist," Waters said.
Earlier his week, Trump warned states that if they failed to tackle the riots, he would deploy the United States military “and quickly solve the problem for them.”
On Tuesday, a Las Vegas police officer was shot in the back of the head by a rioter.
KTNV Las Vegas reported that rioters were throwing rocks at officers before one officer was shot.
“Our officers were attempting to take rocks and bottles from the crowd,” said Lombardo during the press conference.