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Maxine Waters to present ‘fight the system’ trophy at MTV Movie Awards

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is set to present one of the popcorn trophies at the upcoming MTV Movie and TV Awards to those who “fight the system.”

Sources close to MTV tell ITK that the 78-year-old California Democrat will appear at Sunday’s annual awards show to declare a winner for “Best Fight the System.” Nominees in the new category include the films “Get Out,” “Hidden Figures” and “Loving,” as well as the TV shows “Luke Cage” and “Mr. Robot.”

Waters has raised her profile and seen a rapid rise in her social media after calling for President Trump’s impeachment and blasting him in a barrage of tweets over the last few months.

{mosads}Much of that social media support could be among MTV’s audience. Waters told ITK in March that her following on social media was made of up mostly millennials, saying, “They like it when I really confront Trump and talk about impeachment.”

She also described learning a few phrases from the younger crowd, exclaiming, “Stay woke!”

In remarks this week at a gala in Washington, Waters said she was putting her “career on the line” to speak out against Trump.

Actor Adam Devine is poised to host the MTV Movie and TV Awards live from Los Angeles.

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