For her birthday, California Democratic Congresswomen Maxine Waters made a wish that anyone following her public remarks over the last year and a half could’ve easily predicted: that Trump would be impeached.
Asked by an MSNBC fill-in host on the eve of her 80th birthday about what she wished she’d be granted on her birthday, she responded: “I guess now my biggest birthday wish would be that we’re able to get a leader of this country who represents us, who has the respect of all of our allies all over the world; someone who has an appreciation for the Constitution; someone that does not lie every morning when they get up with these tweets; someone who not only respects women, but all of the people, and instead of dividing us, would take leadership to bring us all together… I would wish that we could remove [President Trump] from office and go about getting the kind of president that we can all be proud of.”
To make sure that she wasn’t under any illusion that he had somehow magically been swept out of office, Trump tweeted a happy birthday to the left-wing congresswoman, whom he mockingly described as “the leader of the Democratic Party.”
In response, the embattled official leader of the House Democrats, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, tried her hand at some trolling directed at Trump, who she suggested was only targeting Waters because she “strikes fear” into his heart.
“Happy birthday to my friend and colleague @RepMaxineWaters,” she tweeted (h/t Tony Lee). “You are a strong, courageous and dedicated role model who knows how to get the job done. And that strikes fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump.”
While Trump hasn’t responded yet to Pelosi’s taunt, he has since posted a comment on something the two Democratic congresswomen probably won’t like hearing: his standing among African-Americans has improved dramatically: