Chuck Schumer: Trump is ‘screwing’ working families


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Sen. Chuck Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says there’s one common goal that can unite the Democratic Party as the new session of Congress opens: pushing back against what he says is President Donald Trump’s mistreatment of American families.

‘I believe that Donald Trump is hurting — screwing — working families.’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

The New York Democrat spoke with the New York Times’ “the Daily” to discuss the era of divided government, the partial shutdown and other issues, and told the Times that “strong medicine” is needed against Trump’s policies.

“That I think can unite our Democratic Party in a very, very strong way,” he said.

Schumer’s interview came as the shutdown entered its 13th day, with a resolution nowhere in sight. It also came as House Democrats including Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said they’d vote against a rules package for the new Congress, exposing a rift with Democratic leadership.

See: Ocasio-Cortez slams ‘bad economics’ of budget deficit rule pushed by Democratic leaders.

Democrats have said their priorities for the new Congress include passing infrastructure legislation and attempting to bring down drug prices, as well as investigating the Trump administration, including the president’s tax returns and personal businesses.

Investors will get their next look at one measurement of American workers’ health under Trump on Friday, when the government releases payrolls data for December.

Read: The strong U.S. jobs market is the biggest bulwark against recession in 2019.

Meanwhile, the latest edition of MarketWatch’s Trump Scoreboard shows better conditions for workers than Wall Street.

Source : MTV