Why Millennials Love Maxine Waters!

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 27: U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) waves to the crowd as she arrives on stage to deliver remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“Auntie Maxine” is the name many millennials have given to California Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Ever since President Trump has taken office, Waters has been one of his many outspoken critics, and her no nonsense attitude is making her a millennial favorite.

So, when did the millennial love begin for Waters? Well if you weren’t familiar with her before, you should know, Waters, 78, has been serving the state of California in Congress since 1991. She has been a Representative of California’s 43rd district since 2013. Her first viral moment of 2017 was in January when she uttered the now infamous, “Yes?…Can I help you? What do you want?” during a press conference on FBI director on James Comey where it was obvious she was pissed.

This became so popular, there are probably T-shirts that have the same phrasing.

It was at the same press conference where Waters said, “…All I can tell you is the FBI director has no credibility.” She then walked out like the boss she is.

Millennials also love Waters because she refuses to be intimidated. As a guest on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” Waters was asked about the comments FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly made about her, where he referred to her hair as a “James Brown wig.”

Waters said she wasn’t phased because, “I am a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined.”


All praise, Auntie Maxine!

What Waters does on a daily basis when it comes to discussing the current state of our government is what the young folks like to call, “throwing shade.” In a recent video for NowThis Politics, we got to see Waters’ upbeat personality and the mutual love she shares for the millennials.

The Congresswoman shares she learned the meaning of “throwing shade” from her grandchildren.

“I am having the time of my life with the millennials. They’re even teaching me a new language. I had to ask my grandchildren, ‘What does it mean? I threw shade?’”

Waters also shares how young people come up to her in different cities wanting autographs, to talk and take pictures. Some are even thinking about a career in politics. Not only has Waters learned what shade means, she’s also learned the term, “stay woke.”

“I love what they have taught me,” said Waters.

We love Auntie Maxine!

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