President Donald Trump offered up some harsh words for Sen. Chuck Schumer, after the New York Democrat criticized his firing of the FBI’s James Comey. And the president’s words went something like this: Quit your cryin’.
Well, more specifically, they went like this, on Twitter: “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, ‘I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.’ Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp,” Trump tweeted.
Cryin' Chuck Schumer stated recently, "I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer." Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2017
Schumer had told the president, post-Comey firing, “with all due respect, you are making a big mistake.”
He elaborated at a later press conference.
As the Daily Caller noted, Schumer told reporters: “This is part of a deeply troubling pattern from the Trump administration. This does not seem to be a coincidence.”
Curious statements — given Schumer’s past remarks about Comey would seem to indicate his firing is exactly what the good senator wanted.
In November, Schumer said this: “I do not have confidence in him any longer.”
So what’s the big difference — why the big turn-around?
Well, back in November, Comey was investigating Hillary Clinton’s email server and checking for national security hits. Nowadays? Comey’s investigative eyes had turned toward Trump and Russian influence in the election. Can you say hypocrite, Mr. Schumer?