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Maxine Waters Disparages Trump As ‘Putin’s Apprentice’

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters renewed her attacks on President Donald Trump Sunday, ridiculing his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and calling Trump “Putin’s apprentice.”

The remark was an apparent link-in with Trump’s previous reality television career as the host of “Apprentice.”

Waters told MSNBC’s  “AM Joy” that the criticism leveled at the president by virtually every mainstream media outlet should have been anticipated given Waters’s work on the file.

“In fact, for months, I’ve been trying to tell the American public that this president is dangerous [and] that he’s in bed with Putin,” Waters told MSNBC. “Don’t forget, this president can’t borrow money in the United States from any bank. This president is looking at Russia for his new money, financial playground.”

Waters suggested that Trump is part of something called the “Kremlin clan” that secretly negotiated to remove economic sanctions against Russia if the Kremlin would assist Trump to become president. She did not comment on how Trump has actually increased sanctions on Russia since coming to the Oval Office.

“This president, I believe, has promised [Putin] that, once he was elected, he would get those sanctions lifted,” she said, later adding, “I think he is Putin’s apprentice. He’s been under his tutelage for a long time now.”

Waters suggested that Republicans could also join the resistance to Trump and take some “serious action,” such as standing outside the White House and protesting or refuse invitations to official functions.

Waters has rarely missed an opportunity to criticize Trump on her Twitter page, where she has insisted his presidency is fraudulent and that Trump should be impeached.

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