Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is a true Never Trumper. He opposes every single thing President Trump tries to do, and he'll do anything he has to do to thwart Trump's agenda — anything.
In January, Schumer gave his word to provide $25 billion to Trump to fund new border security measures — as long as Trump agreed to permanent legal protections for illegal aliens. Then, he broke his word and withdrew the offer. Schumer has bashed Trump for his overtures to denuclearize the Korean peninsula — even though the president is on the brink of ending the Korean War — and vehemently opposed Trump's huge tax cut for the middle class.
Schumer is also part of the Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton push for globalization. To Schumer, other nations are just as important as — sometimes more important than — the United States. He's bashed Trump for pulling out of a terrible trade deal and abandoning the excessively costly Paris climate accord.
So it comes as a real surprise that Schumer is now parroting Trump, who swept to the White House on a motto of "America First."
Last month, the Commerce Department banned American companies from selling specialized components to a Chinese telecommunications company called ZTE, saying it had sold technology to Iran, which is forbidden under U.S. sanctions.
But Trump doesn't like the decision, and said so on Sunday.
That prompted Schumer to suddenly think about America.
We wonder if the Democrats he leads in the Senate might have found a new slogan for the 2020 presidential campaign, something like, "America First." Who knows, it just might work.