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

January 30, 2017 10:29 a.m.

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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