Schumer Slams Trump for Comments on Soleimani, Says He ‘Plays so Fast and Loose With the Truth’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) blasted President Donald Trump for comments he made regarding the strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani during an appearance on ABC’s “The View.”

On Tuesday, Schumer was asked by co-host Sunny Hostin if he saw intelligence that showed that Soleimani was planning to attack four American embassies, as Trump told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham last Friday.

He said he was “totally unconvinced” that an immediate strike was necessary based on the information he saw.

“I can tell you, I am totally unconvinced that there was any imminence that required an immediate attack.”

Watch his comments below:

When pressed on whether Trump’s comments were supported by the intelligence, Schumer noted that Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that he did not see evidence that Soleimani was planning an attack on four embassies.

Hostin asked if that meant the president was “lying” to the public and Schumer responded by saying Trump has a pattern of making misleading or false statements to the public.

“This president plays so fast and loose with the truth. Not only on that issue. The other day, he just said he’s defending protecting our healthcare, our pre-existing conditions. He’s doing everything to undermine it.”

“The greatest thing America has is its honor and its values,” Schumer said, seeking to wrap up his comments. “No person has done more to destroy the honor and values of America than Donald Trump. And that’s why I think he’s gotta go — in the election.”

Responses

  1. Funny that Schuckster didn’t hear what many others in the same briefing heard. Crenshaw for one has come out and stated that they were told in the meeting about eminent attacks that were about to happen which Solomeani and company were planning and shown the evidence to back the claim up. Dems no longer have even the slightest shame about flat out lying if it suits their political goals. It’s disgusting.

  2. Chuckie’s a liar.
    1. He opposed Obozo’s Iran deal.
    2. He opposes anything that helps the US vs. Iran because Trump.
    3. Soleimani worked for Iran. He actualized his hatred of America through
    -empowering terrorism
    -killing over 600 Americans
    4. He was rabidly anti-semitic and actively working towards the destruction of Israel.

    What part of self-hating will Chuckie’s largely Jewish electorate embrace?

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