10 Ways Congresswoman Maxine Waters Is Actually 'Making America Great Again'

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 20:  Maxine Waters attends Glamour and Facebook Host Power Players In Hollywood & Politics Lunch at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood at Sunset Tower Hotel on June 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Glamour)

10 Ways Congresswoman Maxine Waters Is Actually 'Making America Great Again'

Here's a list of the top 10 ways Congresswoman Maxine Waters is actually making America great again!

Published July 13, 2017

  1. Her Outspoken Feelings About President Donald Trump

    Don't let Maxine Waters's calm look fool you, she's a woman with fiery passion for what she believes in. She's a congresswoman that has vocalized her dislike of President Trump's antics and uses her voice for good. Check out this interview Waters had with Tamron Hall that showed us her personality and stance on the then-newly elected president.

  2. When She Puts Her Money Where Her Mouth Is
    WASHINGTON - AUGUST 13:  Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) holds a news conference to challenge the charges made against her by the House of Representatives ethics committee at the U.S. Capitol August 13, 2010 in Washington, DC. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct said it found sufficient evidence that Waters' chief of staff, her grandson Mikael Moore, granted "special favors" to a struggling Massachusetts-based bank in which her husband owned stock. Waters has requested that a public trial by an ethics committee panel take place before the November election.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Unlike many politicians who make empty promises, Waters actually sticks to what she says. With her work as a congresswoman, she's been able to secure $10 billion in Section 108 loan guarantees to cities for infrastructure, housing and economic development.

  3. Center For Women Veterans
    PLAYA DEL REY, CA - OCTOBER 20:  Congresswoman Maxine Waters attends Michelle Alexander VIP Reception And Justice On Trial Film Festival at Loyola Marymount University on October 20, 2013 in Playa del Rey, California.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
    (Photo: Vivien Killilea/WireImage)

    Through her work, she has also created the Center for Women Veterans. It is a distinction within the the Department of Veterans' Affairs that aims to help provide health care benefits and other necessities for women veterans.  

  4. She's Not New To This, She's True To This

    If you think Maxine's reads on President Trump are something new, guess again. Maxine Waters has always been fighting for what's right. In this video from 2010, you can see Waters speak out on the unethical practices of Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

  5. She's Not Only Making America Great Again, She's Making The World Great!
    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. Waters called for investigation into Trump administration ties to Russia. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

    Maxine Waters's public good doesn't just stop in the U.S. She's been able to use her work to expand U.S. debt relief for Africa and other developing nations. Waters is not only making America great again, she's making the world phenomenal!  

  6. She is a mood

    Maxine Waters is a well-respected politician and also an auntie we wish we had! Her facial expressions are a "mood."

  7. Youth Fair Chance
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - NOVEMBER 09: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-MO) speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on November 15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. United States.  Outgoing SEC Chair Mary Jo White announced her intent to depart the Commission at the end of the Obamas administration (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

    Waters secured $50 million dollars for Youth Fair Chance. This program focuses on intensive job and life skills training for unskilled, unemployed youth. Waters is truly committed to uplifting the youth and bettering the economy.

  8. HIV/Aids Advocate
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20:  U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) marches in the 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade on January 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Kingdom Day Parade honors the memory of African-American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and coincides with Martin Luther King Day.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
    (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

    In 1998, Waters was a leader in the development of the Minority AIDS Initiative. It aimed to address the wide spread of HIV/AIDS among African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities. Now the initiative's appropriation is $400 million per year!  

  9. Standing Up For Detainees
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 11:  U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district Maxine Waters attends the LA Pride ResistMarch on June 11, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

    When the president of the United States was trying to kick people out, she was stepping in. You may recall the debacle in January after the president put through an executive order to temporarily ban travelers from seven specific countries. This ban resulted in detentions for some travelers and many protests. Among these protesters was Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Mrs. Waters stood by other protesters at LAX to show her support and protect the detainees.

  10. She Is A Strong Black Woman

    In case you didn't already know, Maxine Waters is a strong Black woman. She is also the perfect example of sticking up for yourself when someone is unjust. Here she is making America great again by putting rude remarks in check! After Bill O'Reily stated she had a "James Brown" wig, Maxine Waters left him with one message to remember: She is, and always will be, a strong Black woman!

Written by Essie Acolatse

(Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Glamour)

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