Trump Thanks Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi ‘Affectionately’ For Helping to Pass Criminal Justice Reform Bill

As President Donald Trump signed his new criminal justice reform bill into law, he surprisingly gave a shoutout to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from the White House on Friday.

The FIRST STEP Act, which was championed by the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, passed through Congress with bipartisan support. Trump saluted his allies in the White House and in Congress who fought for the bill, and added a personal thanks to the Senate and House Minority Leaders.

“I want to thank Nancy and Chuck, as I say affectionately. I do. I want to thank everybody.”

The gesture is somewhat surprising since Trump is fighting tooth and nail against the two Democratic leaders as the country heads towards government shutdown over funding for the Southern border wall. Trump is claiming Democrats own the shutdown if it happens, and Schumer is fighting back by saying Trump has already said he’ll accept responsibility.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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