Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer Responds To Trump’s “Clown” Insult

On Thursday morning, President-elect Donald Trump went on another of his super presidential Twitter rants and this time his target was Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.):

During a press conference after the bombastic billionaire’s typical morning press release via social media, Senate Minority Leader Schumer was asked how he felt about being called a “clown” and his response was perfect:

“I’d say to president-elect that this is serious, serious stuff. People’s health is at stake, people’s lives are at stake,” Schumer said. “Now, we understand that President-elect Trump is in a difficult spot, that Republicans are in a difficult spot. They want to repeal the ACA, and they have no idea how to replace it.”

Schumer went on to suggest Trump should spend less time on Twitter calling people names and more time coming up with a replacement if he wants it repealed:

“Instead of calling names, [the] president-elect should roll up his sleeves and show us a replacement plan that will cover the 20 million Americans who gained coverage, that will cover students or post-college students, 21 to 26, who want to stay on their parents plan, that will show how we cover people with pre-existing conditions,” Schumer said. “So I’d say to the president-elect and the Republicans that this is not a time for calling names. It’s time for them to step up if they want to repeal, and show us what they replace it with.”  

It is unlikely that Donald Trump will take Senator Schumer’s advice. Since being elected he has spent more time on Twitter make outrageous claims, misspelling tweets and attacking American companies than he has actually preparing himself for office. Hell, he hasn’t even bothered to get regular intelligence briefings. Instead of rolling up his sleeves and getting to work, he will continue to encourage the GOP to screw millions of Americans out of their healthcare while simultaneously blaming Democrats for letting it happen. In other words, he is fitting right in with the rest of the Republican Party.