Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has vowed to never work with Donald Trump once he is president, saying there is no reason to trust him.
The veteran politician says that she will “fight him every inch of the way.”
Waters did not back down from her attacks on President-elect Trump, stating that she wouldn’t even meet with him if he asked her to.
The congresswoman was being interviewed by Jacob Soboroff, who asked if “Democrats are being way too nice” to the new president.
“I tell you, that has been a problem in my party,” Waters said. “That when we’re in power, we’re nice. We bend over backwards to work with people. Trump has stepped over everybody. He has no respect for his own colleagues, let alone those on the opposite side of the aisle.
“He’s called names, he’s lied. Everything to show that he doesn’t have good values and he can’t be trusted,” she added. “Why should we work with someone that we can’t trust? He’ll tell you one thing today and another tomorrow. As a matter of fact, those people who voted for him ought to be really concerned about the fact that he has already backpedaled on so many of the promises he made. And so, I have no intention of pretending everything is alright, that we’re going to work together.
“As a ranking member of the Financial Services Committee, where he said he’s going to bring down Dodd-Frank and he’s going to get rid of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, I’m going to fight him every inch of the way.”
When asked if she was saying she would not even sit down with Trump if he invited her to the White House, she answered, “Oh no, I won’t go! I’m not going to sit down with him, I’m not going to go. I’m not going to pretend. I’m not pretending,” Waters replied, “Why should I trust him?”