‘Chuck Schumer, I Agree!’: Trump Trolls Dem Leader with Old Footage of Him Talking Immigration

| AUG 15, 2018 | 8:52 PM

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President Donald Trump executed the perfect online troll when he stumbled upon old footage of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talking about immigration. 

The president posted the nearly decade-old clip of Schumer talking tough on immigration, adding the caption, “Chuck Schumer, I agree!”

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Illegal immigration is wrong. Plain and simple. Until the American people are convinced that we will stop future flows of illegal immigration, we will make no progress on dealing with the millions of illegal who are here now and on rationalizing our system of legal immigration. That's plain and simple and unavoidable. 

The minority leader also attacked the phrase, “undocumented workers,” rather than the use of the phrase, “illegal immigrants,” a controversial take in the Democratic Party today. Schumer also used the phrase “illegal alien,” a term the Trump administration was criticized for using.  

Schumer said that the phrase “undocumented” shows that the government “is not serious about combatting illegal immigration,” opting instead to use the term “illegal alien.”

When we use phrases like 'undocumented workers,' we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combatting illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelming oppose. If you don't think it's illegal, you're not going to say it. I think it is illegal and wrong. We have to change it.


Above all else, the American people want their government to be serious about protecting the public, enforcing the rule of law, and creating a rational system of legal immigration that will proactively fit our needs rather than reactively responding to future waves of illegal immigration. People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens, and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people as people who entered the U.S. legally. 

While this clip is from 2009, it looks as though Schumer changed his song somewhere around 2013 when he adopted the phrase, “undocumented.” Now, he uses the term regularly. 

Schumer has been one of Trump's strongest critics on immigration, calling his policies “inhumane” and the border wall “divisive and unnecessary.”