Schumer Responds to Trump on NYC Attack: ‘Instead of Dividing, Instead of Politicizing, Do Something Real’
SCHUMER: "The contrast between President Bush’s actions after 9/11 and President Trump’s actions this morning could not be starker. Again, Mr. President, President Trump, where is your leadership? I’d say in closing, I have always believed that immigration is good for America, I believe it today. President Trump, instead of politicizing and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy, should be bringing us together and focusing on the real solution — antiterrorism funding, which he proposed to cut in his most recent budget. So I am calling on the President Trump to rescind his proposed cuts to this vital antiterrorism funding immediately. Our city relies on this funding to track potential terrorists, to snuff out attacks. The NYPD who bravely and quickly responded to the scene yesterday and brought the mayhem to an end depends on this antiterrorism funding to keep our city safe day in and day out. So again, I am calling on the president to rescind his proposed cuts to this vital antiterrorism funding immediately, instead of dividing, instead of politicizing, do something real, Mr. President. Restore these funds now."