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Schumer Slams Trump Saying He Has 'Lack Of Real Competence'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday blamed the “erraticness and incompetence” of President Trump for the administration’s inability to get legislation through Congress, according to Newsmax.

During the first 100 days of his presidency, Trump’s lone victory on Capitol Hill has been the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The administration’s attempts to repeal Obamacare and pass other bills have failed, partly because the Republican majorities in the House and Senate are split into establishment and conservative factions.

Schumer told The Huffington Post that if the president was more willing to work with Democrats, Congress might approve measures involving infrastructure projects and international trade agreements. “Trump, when he ran ― and I’ve said this to him four times now ― when he ran, he ran anti-establishment against both the Democratic and Republican establishments,” the senator recalled. “But he immediately, when he was elected president, made a deal with the hard-right and let them run the show. It would have made sense for them to have focused on infrastructure early, but here is what I think they’re afraid of: They are afraid of the hard-right. They have not made a decision that they will work with Democrats on anything.”

Among the contentious issues dividing Republicans is immigration reform, a major element of Trump’s campaign. The candidate promised to build a wall along the country’s southern border and “make Mexico pay for it.” He also vowed to deport all undocumented immigrants and ban Muslims from entering the United States. Schumer declared that Democrats “are totally against a deportation force,” though they support border-enforcement measures involving drones and other technology.

The senator dismissed an administration proposal to commit $200 billion to infrastructure improvements. Trump’s team predicted the investment would leverage $800 billion in private spending. According to Schumer, that money would be in the form of “tax breaks and gimmicks to help the financial community.” He claimed “it would end up being about 18 percent of that going to actually rebuilding roads; the rest would go to repay Wall Street and the other people who have financed it.”

Source: Newsmax
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