Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was put on the defensive Wednesday morning after being blamed by President Trump for supporting a diversity visa program that may have allowed New York City's Uzbek-born attacker into the country. "The terrorist came into our country through what is called the 'Diversity Visa Lottery Program,' a Chuck Schumer beauty," Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, adding: "'Senator Chuck Schumer helping to import Europe's problems,' said Col. Tony Shaffer. We will stop this craziness!"
Schumer wasn't having it:
But Schumer didn't stop there. In more than a dozen tweets that followed, Schumer praised the resilience of his hometown and drew a parallel to former President George W. Bush's actions and words after 9/11. "President Trump, where is your leadership?" Schumer demanded to know.
Schumer expanded on his tweets on the Senate floor. Watch below. Jeva Lange