Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters called President Trump “a deeply flawed human being” after he referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shithole countries” in a meeting with lawmakers.
“Donald Trump is a racist and indecent man with no good values who is woefully unfit and undeserving of the office in which he serves,” Waters said in a statement Friday.
Waters said Trump’s comments about the countries show that he is a “deeply flawed human being with no understand of public policy” and it underscores that the president is a “hopeless and ignorant bigot.”
In the lengthy statement, Waters accused Trump of surrounding himself with alt-right white nationalists. She named former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, policy adviser Stephen Miller, former adviser Sebastian Gorka, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions as examples.
Trump might care about these countries, Waters said, if they had white majorities.
“But they do not, and therefore he does not,” she said.
Waters then resurrected her call for Congress to impeach Trump, listing off numerous reasons as to why she thinks he should be removed from office.
“No longer can Members of Congress, particularly Republicans, stand with such a dangerous, disturbed, and deceitful man who is a threat to everything for which America, the greatest democracy on earth, stands. Congress has a constitutional responsibility to impeach him without delay,” she said.