Maxine Waters: Black women can get Trump out of office

Maxine Waters: Black women can get Trump out of office
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersDemocrats highlight lack of diversity at major banks in new report Fed chief issues stark warning to Congress on deficits 10 Democrats to boycott Trump State of the Union address MORE (D-Calif.) says that black women are "going to be very key" to removing President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press MORE from office.

“Black women, because we have evolved with strength and voting power and economic power, this is a special moment in the history of black women,” Waters told The Root during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference last week. The Root posted her comments on Monday.

“And I think we’re going to be very key in helping to set this country right and to make sure that this president does not remain president.”

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Waters has been among Trump's most vocal Democratic critics and has often called for his impeachment. 

Also in her interview with The Root, Waters accused Trump of being a white supremacist, arguing that his campaign "dog whistled" to white voters in a strategic effort to win votes.

"Basically they targeted this people and they told them: 'Look, everybody else is doing better than you're doing — look at your plight,' " she said. "And they fed them, and this was strategic."