Well, these two haven’t agreed on much before. President Donald Trump has found a place of agreement with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Trump shared with his Twitter followers that the New York senator said the Democrats have only themselves to blame for their disappointing performance in the previous presidential election, not Russian hacking.
“After 1 year of investigation with zero evidence being found, Chuck Schumer just stated that ‘Democrats should blame ourselves, not Russia,’” the president wrote online.
Trump did not share a source for the remarks from Schumer, but the sentiment was like what the senator said in an interview with The Washington Post as he previewed the Democrat’s upcoming economic agenda.
“When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer told the Post. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still, believe that.”
Then, after agreeing with Schumer, he ripped Democrats investigating him:
Of course, he wasn’t done yet and then took a jab at Republicans which is now the second time in three days the President has started to attack Republicans:
Trump is right in saying that no-one has found a “smoking gun” regarding hard evidence of his campaign’s collusion with the Russian government. But the issue is the subject of multiple ongoing investigations on Capitol Hill and another led by special prosecutor Robert Mueller. The president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is set to appear on Monday before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed door hearing. His multiple contacts with Russian individuals, including a Russian ambassador, have drawn scrutiny. He has denied any wrongdoing.
The president has numerous times called the probe a “witch hunt” and has expressed much frustration about the appointment of Mueller as a special prosecutor. He believes the whole probe is little more than an excuse by Democrats to show how upset they are about their loss in the election. And Trump believes that former President Obama should have done much more to stop the interference efforts by Russia while they were happening. He says that Obama was just afraid of upsetting what he believed would be an easy victory for Clinton.
So all of this has led to a bizarre point of agreement between Trump and Schumer. We would like to see your comments.