Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., wants President Donald Trump to fail — and she’s willing to say anything to get people on her side.
Waters has been going around claiming that Trump is best friends with pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. It’s gotten so bad, even MSNBC had to correct the California Democrats lie.
“The American people are sick and tired of this president who has a reputation,” Waters said during an interview on the All In with Chris Hayes show. “Not only for being a con artist, but one who has disrespected women. Talked about grabbing women by their private parts.”
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“One of his best friends, who supposedly committed suicide in prison, was a pedophile,” Waters said, referring to Epstein. “And he knew it because he even said he knew that he liked young girls. Who is this awful, terrible man?”
Hayes responded, saying “I don’t know if it’s been established that he was a best friend with Mr. Epstein, just to be clear. I’m just saying, in the matter of Jeffrey Epstein you’re referring to, I don’t know it’s been established he was the president’s best friend.”
Epstein was a regular donor to top Democrats and a close friend of former President Bill Clinton and introduced himself a co-founder of The Clinton Foundation. While he knew Trump from years ago, the two weren’t on speaking terms for over 15 years after a disagreement involving a Florida property between the two billionaires.
Additionally, Epstein was barred from Trump’s Mar-Lar-Go resort for inappropriate conduct in 2011.
But facts don’t matter to Waters — and she immediately doubled-down.
“Oh, but he was, he was,” Waters responded. “He was one of his friends and we’ve let him off the hook on that. We’re talking about Clinton and Prince Edward and everybody else. All of them need to be called to respond to this, including the president of the United States.”
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Waters appears to have been referencing Britain’s Prince Andrew, not Edward.
“Yes, that was his friend,” Waters said. “Let him deny it.”
Of course, Trump has repeatedly condemned Epstein’s behavior.
“I knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him. I had a falling out a long time ago, I’d say maybe 15 years,” the president told reporters after he’d learned Epstein was arrested in New York on sex trafficking charges.
I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you,” Trump said.
You can see video of Waters’ appearance below, as first reported by The Washington Examiner —
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