(USA Features) Rep. Maxine Waters blasted President Donald Trump Thursday during an appearance on MSNBC, saying he can’t “wipe away” his alleged failures during his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked legislation aimed at providing $250 billion more in relief to small businesses hurt by state-imposed shut-downs.
But MSNBC host Chris Hayes spun it against Republicans, claiming they have changed from the “party of austerity” they were during the Obama administration.
Hayes asked Waters for her view on that, noting she has “served in Congress a long time” and has “seen different congressional caucuses come and go, different leadership structures, different presidents.”
“Absolutely because they understand that not only are the people that Democrats care about, the least to these, people who work on minimum wages, now what you have, you have businesses of all sizes that are being jeopardized by what is going on,” Waters began.
“So when you see the Fed roll out with the new program that they refer to as, you know, the program where they’re saying that it is targeted to mid-sized banks and bigger businesses as well as the smaller businesses. They have a lot of people who are being jeopardized by this pandemic that we’re experiencing. They better stand up for them because already, history is recording every step that we make,” she continued.
“The president doesn’t look too good. He has confused people. He’s sent the wrong messages,” she said.
“He’s been giving advice he should not have given. Now I think that perhaps they believe that they can wipe away that history. I want to tell you it’s going to remain recorded,” she said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell implored Democrats before voting on the $250 billion emergency measure Thursday not to politicize it.