Even though the president halted plans to place tariffs on Mexico after an agreement, top Democratic leaders were harsh on President Donald Trump in response, which has Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) taking notice.
Trump announced late Friday that the tariffs, which would’ve started Monday, would not be placed on Mexico after the two countries’ leaders made a deal in an effort to curb the flow of illegal immigrants from crossing the U.S. southern border.
Following the announcement, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) decided to deliver a sarcastic response to the president.
On what he deemed to be a “historic night,” Schumer seemingly mocked Trump in a tweet, saying that “now that that problem is solved, I’m sure we won’t be hearing any more about it in the future.”
This is an historic night!@realDonaldTrump has announced that he has cut a deal to “greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.”
Now that that problem is solved, I’m sure we won’t be hearing any more about it in the future. https://t.co/DNNfbevkGP
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 8, 2019
Crenshaw let loose on Schumer for the “immature and deeply cynical reaction to what should be good news.”
The Republican lawmaker said Schumer’s response “demonstrates how little Democrat leadership actually cares about this massive problem on our border.”
What an immature and deeply cynical reaction to what should be good news.
Also demonstrates how little Democrat leadership actually cares about this massive problem on our border. https://t.co/gzoRv8IihA
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) June 8, 2019
This wasn’t the first instance Schumer took aim at Trump over the crisis at the southern border, as he previously claimed Trump was bluffing on the tariff threat and has a “habit of pretending,” as IJR Red previously reported.
Schumer’s past criticism drew a response from the president, as he said Schumer “would rather have our Country fail with drugs & Immigration than give Republicans a win.”
After Trump did call off the tariff due to the immigration agreement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also took a swipe at the president.
“Congress will continue to hold the Trump Administration accountable for its failures to address the humanitarian situation at our southern border,” Pelosi said in a statement. She added:
President Trump must stop sabotaging good-faith, constructive, and bipartisan efforts in Congress to address this complex problem in a humane manner that honors and respects our most cherished national values. […] Threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy.
Although Pelosi claims Trump is failing to address the border crisis, as IJR Red previously reported on, congressional Democrats don’t seem to be offering much in return in regard to border security.
An immigration bill, HR 6, passed in the Democrat-led House this week. However, as Crenshaw and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) previously pointed out, the legislation — which holds a price tag of $34.6 billion — provides millions of illegal immigrants amnesty and gives $0 to border security.