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Maxine Waters: There should be a disclaimer when Trump appears on TV

Maxine Waters: There should be a disclaimer when Trump appears on TV
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersProgressives grumble but won't sink relief bill over fewer stimulus checks Lawmakers, Martin Luther King III discuss federal responses to systematic racism The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help MORE (D-Calif.) says President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE’s addresses to the nation are so dangerous that they should come with a parental advisory.

“This president with his vulgarity and his disrespect for women and people of color is a terrible role model for our children,” Waters said Wednesday, in her response to Trump’s State of the Union address.

“Whenever he appears on TV, there should be a disclaimer that says ‘This may not be acceptable for children.’”

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Waters, a frequent critic of the president, said Trump’s calls for unity in his speech were ironic given his past “racist” statements.

“Yesterday Donald Trump had the audacity to call upon people to set aside differences when, in reality, he has divided Americans in ways no other modern president has done,” Waters said in a pre-recorded video aired on BET.

As an example of the president's divisiveness, Waters pointed to Trump's statement last summer that there were people to “blame on both sides” at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., during which a counterprotester was killed. She also pointed to his reported “shithole countries” remark about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.

“One speech cannot and does not make Donald Trump presidential,” Waters said.

She said Trump is a “dangerous, unprincipled, divisive, and shameful racist” and should not be allowed to “stoke racial animosity” on public platforms.

Waters was one of several Democratic lawmakers who boycotted Trump’s State of the Union address this week. She also skipped Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress in 2017.

Waters and Trump have feuded often since he took office, with Waters frequently calling for Trump’s impeachment.