A video of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California saying she feels inspired to "take out Trump" has sparked controversy among social media users (video below).
The video was aired on the "Fox & Friends Weekend" Sunday morning show after going viral online, The Inquisitr reported. It shows the California lawmaker speaking at the Ali Forney Center in New York City on Oct. 13.
During her speech, Waters seized the opportunity to make her disdain for President Donald Trump known.
“I’m sitting here listening, watching, absorbing, thinking about Ali even though I never met him," Waters told the crowd. "And with this kind of inspiration, I will go and take Trump out tonight.”
While the controversial line was followed by applause, several social media users found the comments disturbing. Some users called for the lawmaker's resignation, while others called for a Secret Service or FBI investigation for "threatening the president."
"Unacceptable. Democrat leadership should denounce ANY suggested violence against the President," wrote one Twitter user.
"Maxine Waters threatens to 'take Trump out.' This sounds like a threat against President Trump," wrote another. "She should resign immediately!"
"I really had to watch it to believe it, even though we all know Rep. Maxine Waters is crazy. But yeah, that's a death threat, albeit jokingly. Bottom line, it's unacceptable and [the Secret Service] should make an example of this disgrace," added another user.
Two days after her speech in New York, Waters spoke at Los Angeles City Hall for an AIDS walk, The American Mirror reported. She took another jab at Trump and Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“We face unprecedented challenges today in our struggle against HIV and AIDS and I want you to know those people in Congress on the opposite side of the aisle from me control every branch of our federal government,” Waters told the audience. “And we have, unfortunately, an unstable, erratic person in the White House.”
“We don’t know what this president will do, or say, or tweet from one day to the next. Don’t forget, this is not a political event, but I’m heading toward impeachment,” Waters continued. “Another challenge we face today is Republicans’ determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare."
“Without Obamacare, insurance companies will once again be able to deny care to the people living with HIV and other pre-existing conditions," Waters continued. "Furthermore, without Obamacare, states like California that expanded Medicaid will not be able to cover low-income adults living with HIV."
“And so, the House Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill which passed the House in May will cut $100 billion from Medicaid and cause 23 million Americans to lose their health insurance,” Waters concluded. “So far, the Senate has been great. It has refused to pass the bill.”