Maxine Waters: Trump ‘Talks Down to People of Color,’ Treats ‘Them With Disrespect’


Monday on MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) discussed White House chief of staff John Kelly’s comments about Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) over the disputed phone call President Donald Trump made to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow. Waters said President Donald Trump had “this tendency to talk down to people of color, to treat them with disrespect.” Waters said, “Well, General Kelly can take the responsibility for admitting that he was wrong, that he had lied on the congresswoman.” She continued, “President Trump did it again. He has the most distorted leadership of any president I’ve ever known or heard about. Here he had the opportunity to make the condolence call, do it properly, recognize this family and their grieving and also to know the name of the soldier who had been killed.He did not know the name. He did not handle it well.” “General Kelly had had a good career and had his career basically undermined by the president of the United States because he’s trying to protect and stand up for the president when the president did not deserve to be stood up for. He’s damaged himself. His credibility is at question. And so he needs to