Schumer Fires Back After Trump Blames His Immigration Policy For NYC Terror Attack

Update: Schumer has responded on twitter, first blasting Trump's accusation, stating "I guess it's not too soon to politicize a tragedy"...

... as well as posting a statement in response to Trump’s proposed funding cuts to anti-terrorism efforts:

Other Democrats also criticized the president’s reaction. “I think it’s kind of absurd in the hours after this terrible attack to be using it as a fulcrum for a debate that’s been going on in Congress for completely different reasons,” Representative Adam Schiff of California said on MSNBC on Wednesday. “I’ve never really heard this made as a security argument, and I think to use this tragedy in that way to push a different agenda is not what the president ought to be doing right now."

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, also jabbed at Trump for politicizing the tragedy according to Bloomberg.

“I don’t think this is the time to get political,” he told MSNBC. “We had a policy, an immigration policy in place in the ’90s. It was a bipartisan policy. It was signed by a Republican president. There’s no doubt that we have to be smarter and have more intelligent but there’s also no doubt that this is not the time to play politics. This is not the time to foment hate. This is not the time to divide, because they all exacerbate the situation, right? This is the time to forge alliances with our allies.”

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In a series of tweets this morning following the tragic terrorist event in downtown Manhattan yesterday afternoon, President Trump has laid part of the blame for the terrorist attack squarely at the feet of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer: "The terrorist came into our country through what is called the "Diversity Visa Lottery Program," a Chuck Schumer beauty..."

Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, is listed as a sponsor of the 1990 legislation that created the current visa lottery for “diversity immigrants” from countries that had historically low rates of immigration to the U.S. according to Bloomberg. The legislation was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. About 55,000 visas are available each year through the program divided among six geographic regions.

Trump then quoted Colonel Tony Shaffer...

The timing of Trump's tweets are interesting as "Fox & Friends" earlier Wednesday morning aired a clip from Mark Levin's radio show in which the conservative host attacked the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, pointing to Schumer's sponsorship of the program.

As The Hill reports, ABC7 in New York reported that Saipov was allowed into the U.S. from Uzbekistan through the program. Various conservative commentators have seized on the report, and have laid blame on Schumer, who played an important role in the program's conception in the 1990s. The program offers visas to people from countries that have relatively few immigrants to the U.S.

The program became a target of conservative media overnight, and Trump’s attack against Schumer echoed articles on such websites as Breitbart News and discussions Wednesday on Fox News. “I have always believed and continue to believe that immigration is good for America,” Schumer said in a statement. “President Trump, instead of politicizing and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy, should be focusing on the real solution -- anti-terrorism funding -- which he proposed cutting in his most recent budget.”


tmosley Déjà view Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:22 Permalink

All immigrants must post and maintain a $5 million bond, on deposit with the treasury. If they fuck up once, they forfeit the bond and are kicked out, never to return. Use the bond to cover the damage they cause, and any remainder to help our country in whatever way.The US is still the premier destination for immigrants around the world. We can have our pick of the best and brightest. And we can make them pay mightily for the priviledge of coming here.

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J S Bach espirit Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:46 Permalink

Chuck Jewmer and his ilk are - at root - the ones to blame.  Without their incessant pushing to open our borders since their avalanche arrival from the Eastern European shtetls 130 years ago, the United States would be relatively free of the Third World biomass which infects and invades us today.  So, don't blame the stinging hornets... they are what they are.  Blame the tribe that knowingly and maliciously let them into our house.

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Consuelo jbvtme Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:44 Permalink

  Don't worry, it'll pass...   In the meantime, free yourself of the anti-semite label, since Schumer and his Eastern European compatriots are not 'Semites' to begin with...   Much like Yasser Arafat and his supremely marvelous marketing campaign which transmogrified Jordanian Arabs into a race of people today ubiquitously recognized as 'Palestinians', so too have the clever ones managed to transform the people of Khazaria into ethnic Hebrews...

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JimmyJones jbvtme Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:08 Permalink

He is a Jerk that claims to be Jewish but I have never seen evidence of him actually practicing that religion.  In fact most of the Criminals that claim they are Jewish have ZERO evidence available  that they are actual practitioners of it.  Its not right to lump them in with all Jews, since in reality they aren't and only hide behind that.  We all might as well just claim to be Jewish.

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UmbilicalMosqu… No Time for Fishing Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:57 Permalink

Diverge...diverge When two roads diverge, they split and go in different directions. If your opinion diverges from mine, we do not agree. To diverge means to move apart or be separate. The poet, Robert Frost, wrote: "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -/ I took the one less traveled by / And that has made all the difference." The word diverge in the poem carries both the meaning of separating and of being apart from the main. As a poet, it was Frost's job to use words properly. Here he does not diverge from this role.

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Scar Bro nmewn Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:08 Permalink

Fucking stupid muslims. I mean just in terms of respecting your adversary, how the fuck am I supposed to respect someone so thoroughly incompetent. A fucking water pistol? You get a white guy in and he'll do the job right. Like Paddock. I mean, it's purely down to his mercy that more people were not killed. This dipshit planned this attack for months and took out a bunch of Argentinians. Sorry, but I hate incompetence. For that alone he will deserve his time in Gitmo drinking pig piss for the rest of his life.

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Beam Me Up Scotty tmosley Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:30 Permalink

An immigrant kid in America asks his mother, "Mama, what's the difference between Democracy and Racism?"
Mother - "Well, son, Democracy is when American tax payers work hard every day so that we can get all our benefits..... you know, like free housing, free health care, free education and grants to build businesses, so on & so forth, you know… that's a Democracy".
"But Mama, don't the American tax payers get angry about us not working for that?"
"Sure they do…. that's what we call Racism!"

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GUS100CORRINA tmosley Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:07 Permalink

My response: President Trump is correct to place blame on Schumer Immigration Policy For NYC Terror Attack and on all Marxist Progressive Liberals in General who DO NOT UNDERSTAND ISLAM. You might ask why?Well, in previous posts, I stated that the WEST does not understand Islamic Ideology and terrorist motivations.I continue to believe this to be true based on news items like the one in this article. Is there any sense in which the government welcoming millions of Muslims into their historically Christian traditional countries is not going to result in chaos? Because now you have the collision of a traditional Christian morality, a very different Muslim morality, and a fast-developing immorality. Everything is out of control!!!!!!Remember, as far as this guy is concerned, everyone walking and riding on the walkway was an infidel who deserved to die.If you don't believe me, read the Qur'an. Below are selected verses from the Qur'an. Read them and be forewarned. This will NOT END WELL for anyone unless the WEST gets educated. ====="Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Qur'an 2:191“Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” Qur'an 9:123“When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Qur'an 9:5“Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Qur'an 3:85“The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”... Qur'an 9:30“Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Qur'an 5:33“Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” Qur'an 22:19“The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” Qur'an 8:65“Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” Qur'an 3:28“Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” Qur'an 8:12“Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” Qur'an 8:60

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Dindu Nuffins Wrenching Away Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:46 Permalink

Sure, we'll take all the buildings and roads with us as we leave, or stick him with a bill for 91 trillion beads. Fact is, liberals always think the Amerindians are a good argument why immigration is a great thing. Actually, it's the perfect example of people who won't stand up for their nation and its ways with enough force to repel invaders. Only a demented liberal sees them as a icon of successful diversity.White people won't even be in reservations by the time they're as small a demographic as Amerinds, though. White people will face a much less altruistic enemy that will simply do a Haiti or a Zimbabwe on their small white minority. Gone as if we never were, even the history books will be filled with Black and Latino astronauts in a space program that somehow stopped working long ago.

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Utopia Planitia Wrenching Away Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:24 Permalink

You are likely correct.  However, this also highlights how progs have altered the average citizen's comprehension of what the word "immigrant" means.  You are NOT an immigrant if you were born on USA soil (and took USA citizenship).  In fact, under those conditions you cannot be an immigrant.  But the progs are constantly wailing that "all of us are immigrants".  No, you are NOT an immigrant unless you were born off USA soil with non-USA citizenship.  People also need to start using the language correctly or you are contributing to the problem.

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