Just when you think Maxine Waters has said the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard, she opens her mouth again.
In her appearance on Morning Joe on Thursday, the longtime California Democrat admitted that their is zero, zilch, nada evidence that President Trump and Russia colluded in any way during the elecdtion. However, she does believe that Vladimir Putin wrote the phrases said by Trump during his campaign, like “lock her up” and “crooked Hillary.”
It’s so unbelievable that even Huffington Post politics editor Sam Stein had this look on his face the entire time she spoke:
"Collusion, to me, is very specific," Stein said, accusing her of offering only circumstantial evidence. "It means that the Russian government, or actors within, were trying to elect Donald Trump. But I want to know what collusion means to you? Because that seems to be the standard by which you're saying he should be impeached.”
But Waters said she’s talking about “strategies that were developed” for Trump by the Russians:
“I really do believe that much of what you saw coming out of Trump's mouth was a play from Putin's playbook. I think that when you saw him absolutely calling Hillary “crooked” — the, uh, ‘lock her up, lock her up,’ all of that was developed. I think that was developed strategically with people from the Kremlin, with Putin.”
Stein was amazed at what he heard: “So, you think the Russian government developed the talking points for the Trump campaign?”
Waters doubled down, saying there was “cooperation,” not “collusion,” with the Russians to ensure Clinton wasn’t elected so Trump could benefit their government.
Stein’s reactions were priceless and MSNBC cameras kept cutting to him. When you've lost the anti-Trump Huffington Post and MSNBC...:
"But just to be clear, there has been no actual evidence yet, of collusion,” Stein said.
"No, it has not been," Waters responded. "No, it has not.”
“Okay, I just want to make that clear,” Stein said.
You can’t make this stuff up.