Faced with a fresh insult from the president, Sen. Chuck Schumer is responding with the first lady’s words.
The Senate minority leader tweeted simply “#BeBest” Thursday, after President Donald Trump raged against him on Twitter.
“BeBest” is the name of Melania Trump’s public awareness campaign to help children. She’s focusing on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse. She expressed concern that children can turn to bullying, addiction or suicide when she rolled out the plan this week.
Trump attacked Schumer on Twitter, again calling him “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer.” He took issue with Schumer’s criticism after Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, saying Schumer previously opposed it.
Trump said: “Now he says I should not have terminated the deal – but he doesn’t really believe that!”
Senator Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fought hard against the Bad Iran Deal, even going at it with President Obama, & then Voted AGAINST it! Now he says I should not have terminated the deal – but he doesn’t really believe that! Same with Comey. Thought he was terrible until I fired him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 10, 2018
In 2015, Schumer praised Obama and then-Secretary of State John Kerry for their work on the agreement, but issued a lengthy statement detailing why he could not support it.
“It is because I believe Iran will not change, and under this agreement it will be able to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nuclear power,” he said.
“Better to keep U.S. sanctions in place, strengthen them, enforce secondary sanctions on other nations, and pursue the hard-trodden path of diplomacy once more, difficult as it may be,” he said at the time.
On Wednesday, Schumer said that Iran has not violated the agreement and that Trump’s move could damage international cooperation.
“By dividing our allies … you’re making it harder to go after Hezbollah, you’re making it harder to go after Iranian activities that are really dangerous and you’re probably making it harder to come to a North Korea deal,” he told reporters.
See the YWN archives attached below, when the self-appointed ‘Shomer Yisroel’ opposed the Iran Deal when it was more politically convenient:
Obama Suffers Setback As Top Dem Schumer Rejects Iran Nuke Deal
SCHUMER AND ENGEL OPPOSE IRAN DEAL
VIDEO: Sen. Schumer Pledges To Work With GOP To Stop Iran Deal
Statement from Chuck Schumer about Rejecting Iran Deal
Statement of Agudath Israel of America Commending Senator Charles Schumer for Opposing Iranian Nuclear Deal
Orthodox Union Commends Senator Schumer for Opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal
(YWN / AP)
Schumer, in his position as a Democratic party leader, is espousing the central value to his party, above anything else. It is the allegiance to the party, and the unbridled hate and contempt he has for Trump. This goes so far that if Trump were to agree with him, he would change his mind. That’s what this bumbling idiot did here, and is a good enough reason to support nearly any candidate who would run against him. He was elected to legislate. Review the record in the Senate. He has introduced bills about some of the most trivial issues, and has failed miserably to do anything useful throughout his career in public office. His original vote against the Iran Deal was interesting. He never took a stand against it, and was eager to see the evil plot of Obama and Kerry succeed. Once he was sure there were enough votes to pass it, he was able to appease his constituents and fool them that he was against it. Well, he never was, and still isn’t. Those voters that know to observe his actions with some scrutiny did so, and recognized the wolf in sheeps clothing. He can never be trusted to be favorable to Israel, the Jews in NYS, or anything resembling the values we hold dear. I wish him speedy retirement, and wish he leave politics even when out of office. He is a menace.
Schumer is correct. He is stating the obvious. Ben Cardin made the same point in the WAPO. Trump can’t defend his foolish decision with substance so he resorts to name calling. Trump’s brashness is a danger to us all.
crazykanoiy is willing to stand with islamo-nazi Ayatollahs in order to protect Obamas (yamach shmo) legacy.
Schumer’s initial “opposition” to Iran deal was all fraud. He probably got tipped by Obama administration that they have secured enough votes in Congress so Schumer would pretend that he was against Iran deal. What a phony.