If There's One Thing You Need To Know About Maxine Waters It's Don't F*** With Her

What you need to know about the 'strong black woman' who won't be intimidated by racist talking heads

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Maxine Waters is one of California's Congresswomen, a Democrat, a member of the Black Caucus and a woman not afraid to speak her mind.

Case in point, last night on MSNBC when, addressing Bill O'Reilly's dumb dismissal of her on Fox News, she explained: 'I am a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined.'

Hear hear.

She has been very vocal about her distrust of Trump, saying on MSNBC, 'I don't believe anything that Donald Trump says,' back in November, when Obama was still around (aaahhh those halcyon days).

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She also did not attend the inauguration, saying, 'There's nothing about him I would like to be involved with' again to MSNBC.

Just look at the disdain in her face, her distaste for him is so visceral.

Maxine says it how she sees it, and has no qualms getting some notes out and some reading glasses on, to fully go in on Trump, his administration, and his ties with Russia and oil.

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After the Rodney King verdict and the subsequent riots in the 90s, Maxine Waters defended the rioting people, saying it was more of a rebellion and, 'somewhat understandable, if not acceptable.'

She was also a vocal opponent of the Iraq war.

Agree or not with the politics of this woman, she is made of stern stuff, so when a Fox news anchor said he couldn't listen to her, because he was distracted by her hair, people took notice.

Fox News played a clip of Waters doing her thing, explaining that those who oppose Trump are more patriotic, since he is a threat to American ideals, you know, pretty standard Waters stuff.

When the clip closed Bill put his hand up and said, 'I didn't hear a word that she said, I was looking at the James Brown wig.'

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Have you ever heard such a succinctly racist and sexist comment in your life? It's almost impressive, if it wasn't so hideous.

Obviously the internet came to Waters' defence, including Hillary Clinton.

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But, also obviously, you know Maxine doesn't need any defending.

And she Tweeted a similar sentiment later.

She used the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork and women have responded with their own stories of discrimination and determination.

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Interestingly (read: depressingly) a lot of these Tweets center around these women's hair, and no, it's not the same thing taking the mic out of Trump's fluffy, toupé, hamster head, because racism.

Maxine is not particularly bothered by Bill's statement, due to his complete lack of credibility (and because she has some big fish to fry).

Bill did apologise (with a snigger) on his show, though people are still calling for him to be fired.

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