During an interview with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield, Waters spoke about Trump’s incompetence at being President, as well as how she wants him to be impeached.
“He has done so many things to show he doesn’t understand government,” Waters said. “He’s not willing to learn. He doesn’t learn from his mistakes. Instead of learning, he gets up the next morning and tweets something all over again.”
“We want to know whether or not there was collusion,” Waters added. “We want to know about the hacking into the [Democratic National Committee] and the interference with our elections. And I really want to know because I know that if we can prove collusion, then he is impeachable. A lot of people don’t want to talk about that, but I do.”
An unapologetically black figure in American politics Waters’ remarks on Trump — and the Republican party at large — have garnered in criticism, with opponents often times resorting to racist or sexist comments directed at Waters.
Back in 2012, Eric Bolling said the following in response to floor speech Waters had, that was directed at then-Speaker of the House John Boehner.
“Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston. Step away from the crack pipe, step away from the Xanax, step away from the Lorazepam, because it’s going to get you in trouble,” Bolling said.
Recently, O’Reilly came at Waters after she questioned the patriotism of Trump’s supporters.
“I didn’t hear a word [Waters] said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a picture of James, it’s the same wig,” O’Reilly said.
O’Reilly’s comments resulted in backlash, with plenty of people voicing their support of Waters. He ultimately apologized, saying that his comment on Waters’ hair was “dumb.”
Watch Waters’ CNN appearance below.