Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) admitted to falsifying her age in order to obtain a Social Security card when she was younger.
In a Wednesday appearance on the TV daytime talk show The Real, Waters was asked to elaborate on her experience in working as “a busser at an all-white restaurant.” Waters explained that she began working at the restaurant when she was looking for work over the summer.
“I was about 14 years old and I lied, said I was 16 so I could get a Social Security card,” Waters said.
The camera panned to two of the hosts who just nodded along. None of the hosts said anything about Waters’ apparent admission “that she committed fraud to obtain the Social Security card,” as the Washington Free Beacon emphasizes.
Waters went on explain that at the restaurant, Thompson’s, “You literally cleaned the tables and bussed the dishes off, but you could not eat on the floor. You had to eat in the basement.”
One of the co-hosts, Loni Love, mentioned that it was an example of “segregation.”
“I believe that [Secretary of State Rex] Tillerson’s real job is to get in here and get those sanctions lifted,” Waters said. “It’s clear to me, and I just think the American people had better understand what’s going on.”
Waters has said a number of things since the election that have been rather odd, including calling Trump’s chief of staff “Mike Priebus” and referencing Russia’s mythic invasion of… Korea?
“The fact that he is wrapping his arms around Putin while Putin is continuing to advance into Korea,” Waters said.
She has also said that President Trump “thinks he’s a dictator” and that she wants “to lead him right into impeachment.”
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