Maxine Waters BLASTS The Idea That Trump Is Somehow ‘Presidential’ After Illegal Syria Strike (DETAILS) | THE POLITICUS

Maxine Waters BLASTS The Idea That Trump Is Somehow ‘Presidential’ After Illegal Syria Strike (DETAILS)

Democratic Representative Maxine Waters is perhaps the most prolific and outspoken critic of Donald Trump. Now, in the wake of the missile strikes that Trump launched on a Syrian airfield in retaliation of the use of chemical weapons by dictator Bashir Al-Assad, Trump is receiving praise from pundits and politicians alike for being “presidential” in that moment. However, Rep. Waters isn’t buying it. In a blistering tweet, she :

Rep. Waters also went on to criticize Trump for going around Congress with this strike, and, in doing so defying the Constitution, as a president must get an authorization from Congress for any sort of act of war. Further, she seemed to imply that Trump was just being his usual erratic self, and not actually putting together any kind of effective long-term strategy to deal with the butcher that is currently terrorizing the Syrian people:

This comes after Trump wrote a letter to Congress in which he attempted to justify his clearly illegal actions in Syria. The letter said, in part:

I acted in the vital national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive.”

“The United States will take additional action, as necessary and appropriate, to further its important national interests.”

Of course, there was no mention of the fact that Vladimir Putin and his Russian regime are staunch supporters of Assad, but Trump neglected to mention this or condemn Putin. As per usual, he was silent on that matter when there was no way to spin his remarks into pro-Putin praise. This fact, of course, was not lost on Rep. Waters, either:

Maxine Waters is right. We need to keep our eye on the ball. The ONE position Trump is consistent with is his praise and admiration of Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. He’s got more positions on almost everything else than the Kama Sutra, but when it comes to Russia, he’s steadfast. That alone should tell everyone what those of us watching in horror already know: Trump is a Russian stooge who must be removed.

Good on you, Rep. Waters, for speaking truth to power and telling it like it is.

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