Trump Speeches Should Come With Parental Advisory Warning for Children, Says Maxine Waters

Representative Maxine Waters of California said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s speeches should come with a parental advisory warning because they are so dangerous.

The Democrat made the comment during a pre-recorded video that aired on BET’s Angela Rye’s State of the Union the day after Trump gave his State of the Union address. Waters, a harsh critic of the president, said his crass language and “racist” comments are not suitable for children to watch.

“This president, with his vulgarity and his disrespect for women and people of color, is a terrible role model for our children,” Waters said. “Whenever he appears on TV, there should be a disclaimer that says. ‘This may not be acceptable for children.’”

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

She also slammed the president for having the nerve to call on everyone to set aside their differences and proceeded to blame him for the country’s divisiveness. Waters cited Trump’s statement last summer in which he blamed people on “both sides” at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counterprotester was killed. She also mentioned his reported “shithole countries" remark about Haiti, El Salvador, and some African nations.

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

Waters and Trump have had an ongoing feud. In January, she slammed the administration by calling its members the “Kremlin Klan” in a series of tweets addressed to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election and any coordination with the Trump campaign.

“A message to Mueller: Stay strong and stand tall. Continue to investigate them all. You are indeed answering the people's call. The Kremlin Klan is going to fall. Around you, the Democrats are building a wall. We look forward to the day, to prison they will all be hauled,” Waters tweeted.

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.