Published: Sun, April 02, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Rep. Maxine Waters claps back at Bill O'Reilly after hair insult

And I'd like to say to women out there everywhere: Don't allow these right-wing talking heads, these dishonourable people, to intimidate you or scare you.

"If we have a picture of's the same". O'Reilly also stated that Waters had no idea what was "dangerous for America" if she didn't recognize Trump as an asset to poor, disenfranchised voters. "We are saying to those who say they are patriotic, but turn a blind eye to the destruction he's about to cause this country, 'You're not almost as patriotic as we are'". "You are not almost as patriotic as we are".

After his remark, Fox's Ainsley Earhardt defended Waters, saying O'Reilly shouldn't go after a woman's looks.

"Let me just say this: I'm a strong black woman and I can not be intimidated".

FOX news commentator O'Reilly said he couldn't focus on a word that Rep.

"I didn't say she wasn't attractive", O'Reilly said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

O'Reilly was appearing on Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning when he was invited to comment on a speech Waters gave on the House floor.

O'Reilly also apologized for his remark-a rarity for a man who regularly rails against political correctness.

In 2012, Fox News host Eric Bolling said Waters should "step away from the crack pipe".

Twitter users didn't find the remark comparing Waters' hair to that of James Brown, who died in 2006, humorous. "They're off-limits", former Rep. Jack Kingston, a Georgia Republican, said on CNN's "New Day".

"For years, Maxine Waters, Democrat from California, has been an outspoken left-wing voice highlighting the oppression she believes black Americans experience... totally honest in her belief system and although many Americans disagree with her extremism at times, she deserves a hearing and should not be marginalized by political opponents". "And so I'm not going to be put down".

He later called Waters a "sincere individual" and said she should be commended for speaking her mind.

"I think she's very attractive!"

In a statement sent to Motto, O'Reilly apologized for his comments. "Sad!" she posted on Instagram and Facebook.

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