Schumer Slams Trump at Globalist Festival: 'Statue of Liberty Is Our Symbol, Not That Damned Wall'
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) ripped President Trump's plan to cut foreign aid and build a Mexican border wall.
At the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park, Schumer clutched a helmet as he told the crowd how he went "the green way" by riding his bicycle from Brooklyn to Manhattan to address the crowd.
"We are all entitled to liberty and justice under the law," he said. "We welcome the world's tired and poor and huddled masses to our shore."
He said he was "shocked and outraged" when the Trump White House proposed cuts to foreign aid, telling the crowd that he will work to "keep the statue of liberty [as] our symbol [and] not that damned wall."
"Let's make sure we beat TrumpCare this week," he said, referring to the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.
The festival, which featured several speakers and musical acts advocating for human rights and adequate living conditions in the third world, also got political at times.
Musician Stevie Wonder took "two knees for America" during his set, while he and several international human rights figures also offered heartfelt calls for sanitary living conditions and the end of dangerous health crises around the world.
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