Maxine Waters to skip Trump’s State of the Union


Rep. (D-Calif.) said Friday she will not attend ‘s first State of the Union address in the wake of his vulgar remarks aimed at Haiti and African nations.

“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” Waters said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” “Someone who lies in the face of facts, someone who can change their tune day in and day out. What does he have to say that I would be interested in?

“I don’t trust him, I don’t appreciate him and I wouldn’t waste my time…listening to what he has to say,” she continued. “He does not deserve my attention.”

Waters becomes the third Democratic lawmaker to announce they won’t attend Trump’s address, which is scheduled for later this month.

Rep. (D-Ga.) announced Friday he would skip Trump’s State of the Union over Trump’s “unbelievable” remarks in which he called Haiti and African countries “shithole countries.”

“I cannot in all good conscience be in a room with what he has said about so many Americans. I just cannot do it. I wouldn’t be honest with myself,” Lewis said.

Rep. (Ore.) announced last week that he too would boycott Trump’s address.

“Rather than listening to yet another destructive and divisive speech by Trump, I will not attend this year’s annual address to Congress,” he said in a statement. “Instead, like I did during Trump’s Inauguration, I will be working here at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union.”

Members of the Democratic caucus are planning ways during Trump’s remarks. Female Democrats, including HIs Minority Leader (D-Calif.) plan to wear all black in solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct and the “#MeToo” movement.

Some House Democrats are also reportedly planning to invite sexual assault survivors as their guests that evening, and Rep. (D-Calif.) said she has invited the founder of the “#MeToo” movement, Tarana Burke, to be her guest that evening.