New York Sen. Chuck Schumer thought a “pause” in accepting refugees “may be necessary” in 2015 when Barack Obama was president.
But a temporary ban ordered by President Donald Trump in 2017 — barely one year later — literally has him in tears.
Numbers USA dug up some old audio of Schumer telling reporters that a “pause” in taking in refugees “may be necessary.” Listen:
New audio from Senator Chuck Schumer just surfaced from 2015 when he said a refugee pause “may be necessary”
Posted by NumbersUSA on Monday, January 30, 2017
This is a far different reaction than one he delivered on Sunday.
“This executive order was mean-spirited and un-American,” Schumer declared while surrounded by children.
Choking back tears, Schumer said, “I, as your senator from New York, will claw, scrap and fight with every fiber of my being until these orders are overturned,” adding, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
President Trump today accused Schumer of staging his crying episode.
“Chuck Schumer yesterday with fake tears,” Trump told reporters in the White House. “I’m going to ask him who is his acting coach because I know him very well. I don’t see him as a crier.
“If he is, he’s a different man. There’s about a 5% chance that it was real, but I think they were fake tears,” Trump said.