*Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif) stopped by “The Breakfast Club” yesterday to chat about her favorite subject: Donald Trump. The Millennial hero hit the airwaves for 30 minutes and touched on a myriad of topics including how she got her start in politics.
“When Trump showed up, then I had to show up.” Waters said. Last November, the congresswoman was elected to her 14th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a black woman in politics, she certainly has had to deal with more than a fair share of haters. When asked how she handles the negative criticism, Waters said she leans on her experience.
“As an African-American woman who has been involved in the struggle you know it’s coming. You know who they are and you know how to not let it devastate you, and you build the strength to fight back, to push back and let it just go over your shoulders, you know? It’s not something that’s going to put me in the bed and say ‘Oh my god!’ Every day I wake up, I wake up energized.”
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As a hip-hop fan — even gangsta rap, Waters also made it clear that she doesn’t believe in censorship and spoke fondly of her favorite rapper, Tupac.
“There was a certain sensitivity about him and I got to know his mom when he did that song he did when he talked about his mom, ‘My mom was a dope fiend but she was my queen’ of course! That really struck me as somebody who was brilliant and smart and all of that, but had a real sensibility and a heart and an understanding that a lot of people don’t have,” Waters told the hosts.
“When you can recognize your mom is in trouble but also recognize that, that is your mother and you can do everything you can for her, that many people will fall into trouble and I have this theory that when people know better they do better, so a lot of mothers don’t know any better unfortunately young often times have children, so Tupac for me was very special. He was smart and I loved him.”
Check out the clip above to hear what Maxine had to say about whether Trump can really be impeached.