Black women have been steady sharing their thoughts about Donald Trump on several fronts. Most recently, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser refused to let the president blame her and city council officials for being the reasons why a planned military parade was canceled.
Trump took to Twitter to diss and dismiss Bowser and her crew, saying that he was forced to axe the parade after officials inflated the price for hosting the event. Bowser’s clap-back game was real.
“Yup, I’m Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington DC, the local politician who finally got thru to the reality star in the White House with the realities ($21.6M) of parades/events/demonstrations in Trump America (sad,)” Bowser tweeted Friday.
Bowser was far from the only woman of color who has aired gripes against Trump. Many of the president’s false claims — from the administration having created more jobs for African-Americans than Barack Obama to his approval rating with Black people being higher than it actually is — are addressed head-on by Black women.
Maxine Waters is the perfect case in point: The California congresswoman has been shouting for the president’s impeachment for months now. She recently declared that the president’s administration should be held accountable for missing court-ordered deadlines to reunite families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Donald Trump was ordered by a federal judge to reunify each of the more than 2,500 children that his administration recklessly separated from their parents by July 26,” Waters said, according to the Los Angeles Sentinel. “More than two weeks have passed since the deadline, and this president – a man who has proven that he has no respect for families or the rule of law – has failed to fully comply with the federal judge’s ruling.”
April Ryan and Angela Rye also tackle Trump topics on a daily basis. Ryan recently said that the president, who has faced backlash over his trade policies recently, was trying to be a “dictator” in seeking to do “whatever he wanted”in the nation. Watch this clip:
Black women are sending a clear message: they are not backing up or backing down.
The World Pays Tribute To The Legacy Of Aretha Franklin
1. Alicia KeysSource: 1 of 14
2. Ariana GrandeSource: 2 of 14
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4. Patti LaBelle
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5. Barbra Streisand
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This photo was taken in 2012 when Aretha & I performed at a tribute celebration for our friend Marvin Hamlisch. It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer,but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world pic.twitter.com/Px9zVB90MM— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) August 16, 2018
6. Don Lemon
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.@DonLemon: This country has lost one of our greatest treasures. Aretha Franklin.— Don Lemon Tonight (@DonLemonTonight) August 17, 2018
With a heart as big as her voice, and a soul that helped power the March for Freedom for people of color, when she insisted like she always did on Respect https://t.co/QN8HgpBYuU pic.twitter.com/OPnLVGARMf
7. Harlem Gospel Choir On GMA
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The Harlem Gospel Choir is here with us live in Times Square this morning, helping celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin. pic.twitter.com/DkZxIrdq0N— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 17, 2018
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This woman played a BIG part in my life. She played a genuine role in my life similar to how my Grandmother was very dear to me. I’ll never forget the talks we shared together. Auntie, kill the choir up there in Heaven & know that your Music will last forever. #Iconic 💔 pic.twitter.com/UXAw9PCQ8H— Fantasia Taylor (@TasiasWord) August 17, 2018
9. Celine Dion
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I'm saddened to learn that Aretha Franklin has passed.The most soulful and inspirational singer of our time. / Je suis attristée d'apprendre le décès d’Aretha Franklin. La chanteuse la plus inspirante de notre époque. - Céline xx…— Celine Dion (@celinedion) August 16, 2018
📸 : Kevin Mazur https://t.co/3Tz7G2W205 pic.twitter.com/Q5DtmJ1IVa
10. Clive Davis
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11. Stax RecordsSource: 11 of 14
12. Aretha Franklin's Childhood Home In Memphis, TennesseeSource: 12 of 14
13. Hollywood Walk Of FameSource: 13 of 14
These Powerful Black Women Won’t Let Trump Stop Them From Being Heard was originally published on newsone.com