President Donald Trump trolled Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer by referencing his past comments on illegal immigration.
“People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who enters the U.S. legally.” Chuck Schumer in 2009, before he went left and haywire! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2018
Trump referenced a TV segment from Fox News comparing Schumer’s rhetoric on immigration from 2009 versus his own.
“We want an immigration policy that’s fair, equitable, but going to protect our people. What the American people are pleading for is sanity and common sense in our immigration system,” Schumer declared, in marked similarity to the president’s rhetoric.
Trump frequently derides Schumer’s change in tune on immigration as the Senate continues to stymie any administration efforts to change the U.S. immigration system. The administration does not expect any substantial legislative effort before the midterm elections.