Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters took less than a day to respond to President Trump’s characterization of the California congresswoman as a “low I.Q. individual” while campaigning on Saturday for State Rep. Rick Saccone in a special Pennsylvania House election.
“You ever see her? — ‘We will impeach him, we will impeach him’,” said Trump as he mimicked Waters. “She’s a low I.Q. individual — you can’t help it, she really is.”
In a Sunday morning call to MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Waters responded by crying sexism, calling the president “con man Don,” and hedging her bets against what she has always assumed would bring down Trump — the Russia investigation.
Because if Mueller doesn’t “get him,” Stormy Daniels apparently will.
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) March 11, 2018
“He is expert at name-calling,” said Waters. “And it seems that he is identifying and picking up more and more women that he’s attacking. I expected this though. This is not only typical of him, this is what this con man does. He diverts attention from himself by attacking others. But, you know, this business about Stormy is not going to go away. He can call us all the names he wants to call us, but our special counsel, Mueller, is connecting the dots and last night in a speech I said that if some reason Mueller does not get him, Stormy will.”
Waters said she is used to his “name-calling” and that she “has plenty [of names] for him.”
“I’m not going to be intimidated by him,” said Waters. “He come for me, I’m coming for him.”
Mr. Trump is alleged to have had an affair with Daniels in 2006, not long after his son, Barron, was born. The porn star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was reportedly paid $130,000 by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to not discuss the matter publicly.
While Trump denies the allegations, it remains to be seen how the alleged affair could possibly bring the president down or even cost him any significant support among his base.