Maxine Waters is now stating unequivocally that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump had an “agreement” that Russians would buy ads on Facebook to sway the 2016 election.
Never mind she doesn’t actually have any proof.
During a Saturday appearance on MSNBC, Mad Maxine said that Putin and Trump tag teamed to defeat Hillary Clinton.
“I believe this president has an agreement, uh, with Russia and with Putin, to lift the sanctions and I think the president thought it was gonna be easier than it has been for him to do that,” Waters said.
“But I think that he’s continuing to send a message to Putin that he’s with him, that he’s looking out for him, and that he’s going to get there.
“This business of wanting Putin involved in the summit is all about sanctions,” Waters declared, referring to the G7 meeting that Trump had already left.
“He’s going to advocate for the lifting of sanctions for North Korea, and guess what? Along with that, the lifting of sanctions for Russia. I truly believe that. I want us all to keep our eyes on what he’s doing, what he’s saying. And remember that I’m saying that it’s all about the president and his commitment to Putin to lift those sanctions and he’s gonna try and get it done with the summit meeting,” she said.
Moments earlier, MSNBC showed footage of Trump boarding his plane, leaving the summit Waters was referring to.
Asked to back up her “strong allegations,” Waters went further.
“Well, you know, I believe that the way Putin and Russia and the Kremlin involved themselves in our election to make sure that Trump got elected — everything that they did, including hacking into the DNC, but also the targeting that they did on social media, the way that the bought the ads, all of that, is about an agreement that they have,” she said.
“It’s not simply that he does not like the United States and he just thinks that somehow this president would be better for him. It’s about money. It’s about sanctions. It’s about Putin wanting to drill for oil,” Waters claimed.
“I know that I am talking about my opinion, but I wish that they would be paid attention to, media,” she lectured, “because I think that you have to focus more on what this attempt is to get these sanctions lifted.”
Waters, of course, dismissed Trump’s criticisms of the G7 countries, and claimed the president “has more of an alliance with the dictators and strongmen of the world.”
“He doesn’t know what he’s doing,” she declared.