Trump Claims Schumer Shed ‘Fake Tears’ At Sunday Press Conference

AP

Following criticism of his executive order barring visas from some predominantly Muslim countries from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), President Donald Trump hit back by mocking the senator.

Trump claimed Monday morning that Schumer did not genuinely cry during a Sunday press conference.

“I noticed Chuck Schumer yesterday with fake tears,” Trump said during a meeting at the White House with small business leaders. “I’m going to ask him, ‘Who is his acting coach?’ Because I know him very well. I don’t see him as a cryer. If he is, he’s a different man. There’s about a 5 percent chance that it was real but I think they were fake tears.”

Schumer choked up as he condemned Trump’s order on Sunday, telling reporters that the ban is “mean-spirited and un-American.”

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