Congresswoman Maxine Waters: “I’m A Strong Black Woman, And I Cannot Be Intimidated”

Bill O’Reilly’s racist remarks are no threat to the representative’s power.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a hero. On Tuesday, discourteous Fox News' correspondent Bill O'Reilly highly disrespected her when he made a racist and sexist comment about her hair on air. After Waters spoke out about Trump's prejudicial behavior, O'Reilly said, "I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig,” he said. “Do we have a picture of James Brown? It’s the same wig.”

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Well, of course his ignorance didn't phase Waters one bit. On Tuesday evening, Waters took to MSNBC to remind O'Reilly and others who she is, "I am a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined."

She also shared a message of encouragement to all women who face disparaging remarks from vile individuals. “I cannot be thought to be afraid 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.”

In that order.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters: “I’m A Strong Black Woman, And I Cannot Be Intimidated”