According to Maxine Waters, it’s President Trump’s mental health we need to be worrying about.
As she delivered her latest rant about President Trump and Russia, you would think she would actually have a grasp on some of the basic facts.
But we’re talking about Maxine Waters.
During a speech at the California Democratic Party convention on Saturday, the 79-year-old Waters railed on Trump and her increasingly hysterical allegations about his supposed connections to Russia.
At the height of her rant, she mispronounced Vladimir Putin’s name.
Not once — but twice.
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Speaking about Trump, Waters said, “He has not criticized Validimore Putin and the Kremlin,” botching the Russian strongman’s name.
Less than a minute later, she screwed up his name again.
“Mr. President, why have you refused to even criticize Validimore Putin?” she lectured, triggering some apparent chuckles in the audience.
During the same speech, she referred to the North Korean dictator as “Kim Jong Oom.”
It’s certainly not the first time Waters’s buffoonery has been exposed during one of her rants.
In the weeks after Trump was inaugurated, Waters threw out similar accusations against the president.
Speaking to reporters with other House Democrats in February 2017, Waters attempted to build the case for why Democrats “may” push for impeachment.
“How can a president who is acting the manner he is acting — whether he’s talking about the travel ban, the way he’s targeted Muslims, or whether he’s talking about his relationship to (Vladimir) Putin and the Kremlin and knowing that they have hacked our (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) and the (Democratic National Committee),” she said.
But then the already wobbly wheels began falling off Waters’ rhetoric wagon.
“And knowing that he’s responsible for supplying the bombs that killed innocent children and families in, um, in, um,” she said, forgetting the name before someone behind her murmured, “Aleppo.”
“Yeah, in Aleppo,” she said.
Waters continued, “And the fact that he is wrapping his arms around Putin while Putin is continuing to advance into Korea.”
Korea, Crimea, what’s the difference, besides spellings, cultures and continents?
Referring to Trump, she said, “I think he’s leading himself into that kind of position where folks will begin to ask, ‘What are we going to do?’ and the answer’s going to be, ‘Eventually, we’ve got to do something about him.'”