Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is back on speaking terms with President Donald Trump but said in an interview with BuzzFeed News published Saturday that the subject of their conversations are not always productive.
“When I talk to him, I try to talk to him about serious issues and he just changes the subject,” Schumer told the site. “I told him we want to work with him where we can work with him, we want to work with him on a big infrastructure bill — America needs to rebuild its infrastructure, haven’t gotten anywhere with him.
“He listens to what I have to say on the important subject of the day and then he talks about what he wants to talk about,” Schumer continued.
Schumer didn’t have many kind words for the President in the interview, saying that Trump’s comments that he thought the presidency would be easier should be a wake-up call.
“Good morning! Mr. President, you’re in the big leagues now,” he told BuzzFeed News. “Of course it’s going to take a lot of work, it’s probably the hardest job in the world.”
He also took jabs at the bill the Trumps are racking up by having First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump stay in Trump Tower. Schumer told BuzzFeed that he thinks New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio should refuse to foot the bill, which the NYPD estimates to be $127,000 to $146,000 PER DAY.
“[Mayor Bill de Blasio] ought to tell the Congress if we don’t pay for it, New York City cops aren’t guarding it, and let the Feds put more people in,” Schumer said, according to BuzzFeed News. “That’s what I think he should do.”