Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has dismissed President Donald Trump’s accusation he is a bad leader, arguing Trump should stop criticizing him and learn to work across the aisle Monday.
“My response is instead of calling names, sit down and try to work with us — we haven’t heard a peep out of them,” Schumer told reporters Monday. “And the idea of introducing a serious piece of legislation, never talking to Democrats, never getting input and saying bipartisan means we just support it — that’s not how this Congress works, that’s not how America has always worked.” (RELATED: Chuck Schumer Loses It On Trump Supporter In Fancy NYC Restaurant)
Trump has blasted Schumer during an interview set to air Monday evening with Fox News’ Eric Bolling, saying he is leading the Democratic party “to a disaster.”
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) May 1, 2017
Schumer told reporters he doesn’t think the president’s criticisms are beneficial to fixing the nation’s major issues.
“Name calling isn’t going to produce a single job,” he said. “It’s not going to produce a single dollar in the working families pocket. Roll up your sleeves and work with us. Stop calling names.”
Vermont Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy echoed Schumer’s sentiments, slamming Trump for criticizing Democrats while praising North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the weekend.
“He praised the dictator in North Korea, praised him as a smart cookie or something like that,” Leahy told reporters Monday. “Here’s a man who had his uncle executed, had his brother murdered, there are thousands of others who disappear in that country because of him. So, he likes him — he doesn’t like Senator Schumer — I like Senator Schumer, I don’t like the dictator of North Korea.”