Representative Maxine Waters from California lit the Internet on fire this weekend. The congresswoman’s questioning of Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin went viral as she kept shutting down his hemming, hawing and stalling with the phrase “reclaiming my time.” Every time Steven tried to get around answering a direct question about a letter Maxine sent his office, she cut him off to make it clear that wasn’t happening on her watch.
“Reclaiming my time” is my new catchphrase! pic.twitter.com/OBqhOwXHcd
— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) July 28, 2017
The video had lots of people talking, including woke besties Zendaya and Yara Shahidi. Both the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star and the Harvard student reacted to the video as it blew up. Zendaya simply retweeted the phrase, making it clear she is all the way here for Maxine not letting anyone waste a second.
Yara went a step further and posted a series of photos showing the world what it looks like when she reclaims her own time. The sassy look on her face perfectly captured the tone of Maxine’s voice in her interrogation of the Trump official.
Check out their posts about the viral vid below.
(Photo credits: Zendaya and Yara Shahidi Instagram accounts)