'Who Is His Acting Coach?': Trump Calls Out Schumer's 'Fake Tears' Over Travel Ban
President Donald Trump remarked from the White House this morning on the widespread outrage over his executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Trump called out Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) specifically for crying "fake tears" in his comments yesterday.
"I'm gonna ask him: who is his acting coach? Because I know him very well. I don't see him as a crier. If he is, he's a different man. There's about a five percent chance that it was real, but I think they were fake tears," said Trump in an appearance with small business leaders.
Trump signed an executive order Friday that imposed a 120-day suspension of the refugee program and a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from citizens of seven terror hot spots, including Iraq, Syria, Somalia and Sudan.
Trump blasted Senate Democrats for deliberately slowing the confirmation process for his cabinet nominees, including attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.
"I said, why did they do that? Just politics," said Trump.
Sen. Schumer spoke out Sunday, becoming emotional over Trump's travel ban, which he called "mean-spirited and un-American."
Schumer said the policy was "implemented in a way that created chaos and confusion" across the nation's airports and argued that the ban will "embolden and inspire those around the globe who will do us harm."
"It must be reversed immediately," he said.
There are tears running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty tonight. pic.twitter.com/X6q40dMCsN
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 27, 2017