Schumer: Trump’s SOTU Performance ‘Like Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde’

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) slammed President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech Wednesday morning, saying that the President was like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with all of his enthusiasm saved for the “nasty,” “divisive” parts of the speech.

“It’s kind of like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Schumer told CNN’s John Berman. “The excitement, enthusiasm was all in the Mr. Hyde parts.”

“The President was political, divisive, calculating even nasty at times. You can’t talk about comity and working together and give a speech that’s so divisive, that just doesn’t fly,” he continued. “So in the areas where he tried to reach out, you know, drug prices, transportation, infrastructure, there was no meat, there was no enthusiasm; all the enthusiasm was for the divisive parts like immigration, abortion, things like that.”

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