Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer railed against President Trump’s harsh rhetoric towards violent street gang MS-13 Wednesday; taking the President’s comments out of context and equating violent offenders to “our great grandparents.”
The President was responding to a California lawmaker’s complaint that local officials were unable to notify ICE officials of MS-13 gang members detained in county jails; saying federal authorities were working to bypass the “ridiculous” sanctuary city policies and deport “animal” criminals from the United States.
Here is the full clip of Trump's "animals" comments.
The CA Sheriff was lamenting not being able to report violent MS-13 gang members in her jail. Trump then called those gang members "animals."
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— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 17, 2018
Schumer slammed the President’s harsh rhetoric on social media within hours, saying “When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t ‘animals,’ and these people aren’t either.”
When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t “animals,” and these people aren’t either.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 16, 2018
SCHUMER MELTDOWN: Chuck Schumer SLAMS Trump for Prisoner Release
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer bizarrely attacked the Trump administration Wednesday over the successful release of three American prisoners held by North Korea; suggesting the hostages were used as “bargaining chips.”
Schumer offered his scathing critique just hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left the Korean peninsula with the three prisoners by his side; saying “No regime has the right to hold American citizens in captivity without cause, and under no circumstances should American citizens be viewed as bargaining chips.”
— The Hill (@thehill) May 9, 2018
“If countries in the world think they can detain Americans and get something in return, we’ll see many more hostages,” he added.
The liberal legislator went on to say he was “rooting for” the Trump administration’s upcoming negotiations with the communist regime but added that “hostages shouldn’t be a part of it.”
SCHUMER MELTDOWN: Trump SLAMS ‘Crying Chuck’ Over Iran Hypocrisy
President Trump unloaded on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Thursday, blasting the liberal legislator for hypocritically “fighting hard” against the Iran nuclear agreement but now attacking the President for “terminating the deal.”
The Commander-in-Chief blasted ‘Crying Chuck’ on social media, saying he “doesn’t really believe” that ending the troubled international agreement was the wrong decision; adding “Same with Comey. Thought he was terrible until I fired him!”
Senator Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fought hard against the Bad Iran Deal, even going at it with President Obama, & then Voted AGAINST it! Now he says I should not have terminated the deal – but he doesn’t really believe that! Same with Comey. Thought he was terrible until I fired him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
Schumer -who initially opposed the Obama-era agreement- called on the President to do the “right thing” and come up with “another agreement” before scrapping the deal entirely.
“The right thing to do would have been to try to come up, with our allies, with an agreement on those issues and let the nuclear part of this continue as it is, because it’s not being violated in any way,” Schumer said this week.