New York Sen. Chuck Schumer lashed out at President Donald Trump who accused him of crying “fake tears” over the immigration ban at a press conference over the weekend.
On Tuesday, Schumer said through a spokesperson on MSNBC, that the president should know that “name-calling” will not stop Democrats from fighting back against his recent executive order that temporarily bans migration from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (RELATED: Trump Mocks Schumer For Crying: ‘I Think They Were Fake Tears’ [VIDEO])
“President Trump should learn that name-calling is not going to solve the many problems this administration has already brought upon itself,” Matt House, Schumer’s spokesperson said in a statement to the network. “He ought to repeal this un-American, poorly put-together, and rushed executive order that makes America less safe and figure out a real way to stop terrorism.”
Schumer responds to Trump tweet: “Name calling is not going to solve the many problems this administration has already brought upon itself.” pic.twitter.com/GjOWdo5O3F
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 31, 2017
On Tuesday morning, Trump doubled down on the “fake tears” comment, via Twitter, after Schumer announced that he would “fight” the executive order.
“Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party,” Trump tweeted.
Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2017
On Monday, while the president was speaking at a meeting with small business leaders, he said Schumer was “acting” with “fake tears” at his press conference against the executive order.
— CNN (@CNN) January 30, 2017
“I noticed Chuck Schumer yesterday with fake tears,” Trump said. “I’m going to ask him who is his acting coach, because I know him very well. I don’t see him as a crier.”
“If he is, he’s a different man,” he added. “There’s about a 5 percent chance that it was real, but I think they were fake tears.”