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:
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