Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held a press conference regarding President Trump's immigration-related executive order (EO). During the presser, Schumer visibly cried when talking about his daughter, and again when telling his constituents he would do everything he could to fight the EO.
"This executive order [long pause] was mean-spirited, and un-American. It was implemented in a way that created chaos and confusion across the country, and it will only serve to embolden and inspire those around the globe who will do us harm. It must be reversed immediately.
Senate Democrats are gonna introduce legislation to overturn this, and move it as quickly as we can--and I, as your senator from New York, will claw, scrap, and fight with every fiber of my being until these orders are overturned."
After hearing about Senator Schumer's teary press conference, President Trump responded:
"I noticed Chuck Schumer yesterday with fake tears. I'm gonna 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 five percent chance it was real--but I think they were fake tears."
Trump also tweeted:
Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage,.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer. Secretary Kelly said that all is going well with very few problems. MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
Meanwhile, Sen. Schumer appeared on the Today Show Monday to elaborate on his thoughts regarding Trump's EO: