Monday, September 26, 2022

Maxine Waters Claps Back At Bill O’Reilly: ‘I’m A Strong Black Woman, I Cannot Be Intimidated’ (WATCH)


*Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) clapped back at racist FOX news host Bill O’Reilly after he said Tuesday that he was distracted by her hair, comparing it to a “James Brown wig.”

During “Fox & Friends,” Billy-boy watched a clip of Waters saying on the House floor that criticism of the president was patriotic.

“We fight against this president and we point out how dangerous he is,” Waters said on the floor. “…We’re fighting for democracy. We’re fighting for America. We’re saying to those who say they’re patriotic, but they turn a blind eye to the destruction he is about to cause to this country. You are not nearly as patriotic as we are.”

O’Reilly was asked for his thoughts on her comments. He instead discussed her hair.

“I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig,” he said.

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Bill O'Reilly

“I am a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined,” Waters said after MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked her about O’Reilly’s insult.

“I cannot be thought to be a friend of Bill O’Reilly or anybody. And I’d like to say to women out there everywhere: Don’t allow these right-wing talking heads, these dishonorable people, to intimidate you or scare you. Be who you are. Do what you do. And let us get on with discussing the real issues of this country.”

Waters fired back at the Fox News host and his former boss, Roger Ailes, for having “no credibility.”

“They have been sued by women. They have had to pay millions of dollars in fines for harassment and other kinds of things. And so we know about that checkered past. And we also know that when a woman stands up and speaks truth to power that there will be attempts to put her down, and so I’m not going to be put down. I’m not going to go anywhere. I’m going to stay on the issues,” she said.

Right on, Maxine Waters!

Shortly after her appeared on MSNBC, O’Reilly addressed his racist remark during his Fox News show and he snickered while he issued an apology to the congresswoman. He also apologized to Waters in a statement to The Huffington Post.

If you missed O’Reilly’s original diss of Waters, here it is below:

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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