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01/27/2018 12:20 pm ET

Maxine Waters To Respond To Donald Trump's State Of The Union Speech

This should be good.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is slated to provide her own nationally televised response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Waters will deliver her remarks on the BET program “Angela Rye’s State of the Union,” according to a report by BuzzFeed News

Waters’ speech is not part of the Democratic Party’s official response to the president, which is due to be delivered by Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.).

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has become a viral internet sensation for her fierce and colorful denunciations of President Do
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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has become a viral internet sensation for her fierce and colorful denunciations of President Donald Trump.

It is nonetheless likely to make a splash thanks to Waters’ large internet following. Waters ― or “Auntie Maxine,” as she is affectionately known ― has become a viral sensation thanks to her fierce and colorful denunciations of Trump and her confrontations with administration officials.

Waters, the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, famously grilled Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about an unanswered letter during a July hearing. Dissatisfied with Mnuchin’s explanations, Waters repeatedly interrupted him to inform him that she was “reclaiming my time” ― a refrain that has since become an internet meme and feminist rallying cry.

Waters is a passionate advocate for Trump’s impeachment. In a keynote speech at the Women’s Convention, an October gathering in Detroit, Michigan, sponsored by organizers of the Women’s March, Waters dubbed Trump the “most dishonorable and despicable” president ever and led the crowd in chants of “impeach 45.”

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