The Senate Minority Leader released a statement earlier today where he said Trump would do well to stop using tragedies to spread sociopolitical division and score political points. Schumer followed up with a speech on the senate floor, where he criticized the president for failing to encourage national unity after the murder of eight people at the hands of a terrorist.
“President Bush in a moment of national tragedy, understood the meaning of his high office and sought to bring our country together,” said Schumer. “President Trump, where is your leadership? The contrast between President Bush’s actions after 9/11 and President Trump’s actions this morning could not be starker.”
Schumer proceeded to defend his views on immigration while condemning Trump for “politicizing and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy.” He also called on Trump to reconsider his proposal for budget cuts that would taking funding away from anti-terrorism measures.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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