When President Trump delivers his State of the Union address on January 30, Rep. Maxine Waters is one Democrat who has declared she will not be there.
In an interview with Joy Reid on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” Friday night, Waters made her disdain for listening to Trump’s speech abundantly clear.
Reid noted that “civil rights legend” Congressman John Lewis is not attending the State of the Union, and asked Waters, “Are you going to go?”
“Oh NO!” Waters replied. “You know, I didn’t go to the inauguration. I didn’t go to the joint session that was held after that. I don’t intend to go to this one.”
“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” she added. “To 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. He does not deserve my attention!”
Last week, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) announced that he would be boycotting the State of the Union address as well, saying, “Rather than listening to yet another destructive and divisive speech by Trump, I will not attend this year’s annual address to Congress. 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.”
Friday, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga) declared he would be skipping the event, over Trump’s “unbelievable” remarks, in which he reportedly called Haiti, El Salvador and other African nations “shithole countries.”
Lewis said, “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.”
… on @allinwithchris, @repmaxinewaters tells @joyannreid she will skip trump’s state of the union on january 30: “why would i take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar? … he does not deserve my attention.” #inners pic.twitter.com/VNf3UIo2Pv
— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) January 13, 2018