'Deplorable Vet' Who Called Out Maxine Waters Going to SOTU With Rep. Duffy
A veteran who made headlines by offering to take Rep. Maxine Waters' seat at President Trump's first State of the Union address will indeed be in attendance.
After seeing Ricky Taylor's appearance on "Fox & Friends," Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) invited him to the event and he accepted.
Waters (D-Calif.) is one of several Democrats who are skipping the event, telling MSNBC that Trump is "the most despicable human being that could possibly ever walk the earth."
"Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar? ... He doesn't deserve my attention," Waters said.
Her words struck a nerve with Taylor, a ten-year Army veteran, whose tweet to Fox News went viral. Taylor, who served two tours in Afghanistan, offered to take Waters' place so he could thank the president.
@FoxNews Everyone please help and retweet. I would like to take Maxine Waters seats at The State Of The Union Address. If they don't want to go this Military Veteran would gladly go. I'd tell the President how much he means to myself, family, Military, and all of his supporters!
— Deplorable Vet (@Elucifer23) January 16, 2018
On "Fox & Friends," Taylor said he uses the Twitter handle "Deplorable Vet" because he's a proud Trump supporter. After Hillary Clinton's infamous "basket of deplorables" remark, he embraced the term.
"You can call us what you want, but we're still going to support our president," Taylor said.
He said he takes issue with how Waters tries to speak for all black people and minorities.
"There's so many Trump supporters out there that are minorities," Taylor said. "She doesn't speak for everybody, she surely doesn't speak for me."
Joined by Duffy on the show Thursday, Taylor said he does not fit "Waters' narrative" as a man of African-American and Hispanic descent who supports President Trump's agenda.
"I'm really excited," said Taylor.
It's official! I am going to the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS! Thanks to Representative for Wisconsin's Seventh District Sean Duffy @RepSeanDuffy for personally inviting me as his guest! I am extremely thankful for this. Couldn't have done it without all of you and @foxandfriends pic.twitter.com/4lIvgmb7RP
— Deplorable Vet (@Elucifer23) January 17, 2018
Duffy said he usually gives his extra ticket to his wife, Fox News' own Rachel Campos-Duffy, but in this case she was eager to give it to Taylor.
Watch Duffy and Taylor speak to "Fox & Friends" in Washington, D.C. above.