WATCH: Maxine Waters Tries to Attack Ben Carson on Puerto Rico – It Did Not End Well…

Rep. Maxine Waters took advantage of her democratic position to go after Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson on Thursday.

Since Carson talked before the committee, Waters confronted him on Trump’s comments that Puerto Rico’s infrastructure was a “disaster.” This comes after Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, which caused Waters to say that federal funds intended for a relief need to be cut.

“I had intended to start to talk about the housing crisis that we have,” Waters said, “but since the president was busy tweeting this morning and you referred to HUD’s role in dealing with the hurricane disasters and what you and the administration are doing, this morning Trump threatened to abandon Puerto Rico recovery efforts.”

Waters said Trump “served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.”

Waters posted various tweets speaking out against Trump and the use of the federal funds for the affected regions in Puerto Rico.

“Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making, says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend,” Trump tweeted. “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”


“Do you agree with the president?” Waters asked Carson.

“Puerto Rico is a very important territory and …,” Carson replied, but was cut off by Waters, who said she was “not talking about that.”

Waters explained she was referring to trump in her tweets.

“Do you agree with the president?” she asked.

Carson dismissed the claims, saying no one is turning their back on Puerto Rico.

“So you don’t agree with the president?” Waters pressed.

Carson explained there is “no question that there have been a lot of difficulties in Puerto Rico.”

“OK, so I’m glad to hear you don’t agree with the president,” Waters said.
Waters set her mind on Carson, defining him as an “educated fool,” as per reports. She also asserted she will not rest until Carson is taken down.

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