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Maxine Waters blows up on floor of Congress after Republican cites Trump slogan
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) berated a fellow member of Congress after he used President Trump's campaign slogan in a speech on the floor of the House. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

Maxine Waters blows up on floor of Congress after Republican cites Trump slogan

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) grew agitated and angry after a Republican member of Congress cited a campaign slogan from President Trump.

Here's what happened

The argument erupted between Waters and Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) over the repeal of lending guidelines in the auto industry that were passed during former President Obama's term in office.

"We are trying to make sure that we are making American great, every day and in every way, and the best way to do that is to stop talking about discrimination and start talking about the nation," Kelly said. "We're coming together as a people in spite of what you say."

"The gentleman, Mr. Kelly," Waters responded, "please do not leave because I want you to know that I am offended as an African-American woman than you will ever be. And this business about making America great again, it is your president that is dividing this country."

"And don't talk to me about the fact that we don't understand what happened on the automobile... no I will not yield," she said after being interrupted, "don't tell me that we don't understand, that's the attitude that's been given towards women time and time again."

"I respect the chair, but don't stop me in the middle when you didn't stop him in the middle," she objected.

"And so I shall continue, don't you dare talk to me like that and think that somehow women don't understand what goes on on the floor of automobile dealers," she continued.

"And I am saying that I will continue to do that," she responded to the chair, "however I don't appreciate that you did not interrupt him when he was making those outrageous remarks about him knowing more about discrimination than I know about discrimination. I resent that and I resent the remark about making America great again, he's down here making a speech for this dishonorable president of the United States of America."

Here's the video of the altercation:

Kelly touted the accomplishment from his Twitter account.

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