President Trump and Democratic Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer knew one another lengthy earlier than the previous received into politics.
Each males are from New York, and their households had been concerned in actual property and building. Now, they’re each on the heart of nationwide politics.
From immigration reform to a authorities shutdown, right here’s a take a look at Schumer and Trump’s disagreements over time.
Immigration and authorities
Schumer blamed Trump, and vice-versa, however nonetheless, the federal authorities shut down for 3 days after lawmakers failed to come back collectively on a spending package deal in 2018.
The Trump administration dubbed the shuttering of the federal government the “Schumer Shutdown.”
As a result of the spending package deal didn’t embrace a deal for so-called Dreamers — the practically 800,000 undocumented individuals who had been introduced into the nation as youngsters — Schumer saved his social gathering unified in a authorities funding battle. However by day three, Schumer buckled and agreed to an finish to the shutdown in change for a Republican pledge to deal with immigration reform quickly.
For the reason that shutdown ended, Schumer and Trump have seemingly reached an deadlock on immigration reform. A Schumer spokesman stated he withdrew funding for Trump’s border wall from negotiations; Trump stated and not using a wall, “there isn’t any DACA.”
Schumer’s Alabama ‘puppet’
In his efforts to marketing campaign for the Republican candidate in a particular Alabama Senate election, Trump usually referred to as Democrat Doug Jones a “Schumer/Pelosi puppet.”
“The very last thing we want in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who’s WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Dangerous for our Army and our nice Vets, Dangerous for our 2nd Modification, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones can be a catastrophe!” Trump tweeted in November 2017.
“Placing Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into workplace in Alabama would damage our nice Republican Agenda of low on taxes, powerful on crime, sturdy on navy and borders…& a lot extra,” Trump tweeted in December.
Jones beat embattled Republican Roy Moore within the particular election.
Schumer earned one in all Trump’s notorious nicknames in Could 2017 when the president dubbed him “Cryin’ Chuck.”
Trump debuted the nickname in a tweet that seemingly highlighted Schumer’s altering view on fired FBI Director James Comey.
The nickname was more than likely a reference to the tears the New Yorker shed throughout a January 2017 press convention when discussing Trump’s journey ban.
However even earlier than that, Schumer suffered from melancholy after Trump’s election, he informed Time for a February 2017 profile.
Earlier than he was a Republican or the president, Trump donated massive sums to Schumer for his campaigns. From 1996 to 2010, Schumer’s marketing campaign acquired about $9,000 from Trump, Enterprise Insider reported in 2016. He additionally hosted a fundraiser for Schumer at Mar-a-Lago in Florida in 2008.
Trump stated in 2016 that he has “at all times had relationship” with Schumer, including that he’s “far smarter” than former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Each New Yorkers — Trump grew up in Queens, and Schumer was raised in Brooklyn — the 2 males’s paths crossed lengthy earlier than politics. Schumer’s grandfather was a builder in Brooklyn together with Trump’s father, Fred Trump, Time reported.
And the pair would battle over actual property dealings: Trump wished to promote an inexpensive housing growth in Brooklyn for a revenue; Schumer opposed and gained. In 2000, Trump had hoped to construct a on line casino in Manhattan; Schumer opposed, calling it “one of many worst concepts.”
Trump’s perspective towards Schumer would bitter as the true property tycoon got here nearer to the White Home. He referred to Schumer as a “head clown” in an early 2017 tweet relating to well being care reform.
The Related Press contributed to this report.