President Trump takes aim at minority leader Schumer for accusation of tariff bluffing

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UPDATED 7:59 AM PT — Wednesday, June 5, 2019

President Trump recently took aim at Chuck Schumer after the Senate minority leader accused the president of “bluffing” in regards to tariffs.

On Twitter Tuesday, the president proceeded to call Schumer a “creep” after the Democrat leader said the president would back down on imposing new tariffs on Mexico. He then went on to say Schumer would do anything to see Republicans fail rather than fixing the immigration and drug problem.

While speaking from the Senate floor, Schumer criticized the president’s new tariff proposals:

“These whimsical and erratic proposals by the president, which seem to pop into his head and then he goes forward with them without checking, he’s making a mess of what’s going on at the southern border. So, I would say to the president, there’s a much better way to address the migration issue than tariffs.”

The White House is planning on imposing a five-percent tariff on Mexican goods beginning on June 10th if U.S. and Mexican officials can’t reach a deal. The president is seeking to make Mexico do more to address the migrant crisis.

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunches on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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