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Maxine Waters Hits Back at Tucker Carlson on MSNBC; He Responds Minutes Later on Fox

Congresswoman Maxine Waters took a shot at Tucker Carlson and Larry Elder on MSNBC tonight, and it didn’t take long for Carlson to respond on his Fox show.

Last night Carlson brought on Elder to discuss whether Waters going to New Hampshire means a 2020 presidential run for the California congressman, who has become a political star in the Resistance. Both of them laughed at the idea that she would be taken seriously as a 2020 candidate.

Well, tonight on MSNBC’s All In, Joy Reid brought up the segment to Waters towards the end of their interview, asking her if there’s any truth to the 2020 rumors.

Waters denied it and said this:

“They’re trying every way they can to discredit me or to make people uncomfortable with me, all of that. So you’re gonna be hearing a lot more of these people who are all, you know, aligned around trying to discredit Maxine Waters because she has stayed on Trump’s case so much.”

A little later, Carlson ran that clip and first reacted by laughing and then calling her “self-discrediting.”

He asked, “Why does Maxine Waters get to go on cable channels and no one ever mentions her ethical problems?”

Watch both clips above, via MSNBC and Fox News.

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