Time changes everything, it seems.
Since the 2016 election, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D N.Y. has criticized President Donald Trump at every turn. The amount of verbal onslaughts is difficult to count by now. Schumer calls Trump racist, bigoted, short-sighted, corrupt… just about every insult ever written, Schumer has used it to describe the president.
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But The Horn News discovered it wasn’t always this way.
In fact, in the past Schumer was willing to cozy right up to Trump — with his hand wide open — whenever he needed his money.
It’s something Schumer doesn’t seem to want to admit to his merry band of liberal followers — before Trump was in politics, him and Schumer were basically old pals.
It only took President Trump getting elected a Republican to suddenly become a “divisive” and “nasty” person in Schumer’s book. Somehow, once he was no longer writing donation checks, Trump suddenly morphed into a monster?
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Schumer paled up to Trump and solicited donations from the New York billionaire of nearly $10,000 from 1996-2010 when Schumer was looking for a House seat and seeking to make a name for himself in politics.
And Schumer’s friendships didn’t stop there. They expanded well into the Trump’s immediate family. Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump all donated to Schumer’s campaign in the past.
Of course, the Trump’s are pragmatic businessmen and women. While involved in private real estate development, it’s considered wise to make friends on both sides of the political aisle.
But they also haven’t spent the last two years calling Schumer a racist, homophobic bigot.
How will Schumer’s voting base react to the news that he’s friends with Trump and family… as long as Trump isn’t involved with politics?
During the 2016 primary, Trump said, “It’s interesting: I was looking at the ones I’m running against. I’ve contributed to most of them. Can you believe it? I’ve given to Democrats. I’ve given to Hillary. I’ve given to everybody! Because that was my job. I gotta give to them. Because when I want something, I get it. When I call, they kiss my a**.”
Schumer’s attacks on Trump these days suggest that their friendship never existed. And an assessment of the 2020 Democratic field shows the story is all too common.
Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.), Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) were all looking for green slices of the pie when Trump was a private businessman, eager to make friends and ask for donations for their respective campaigns. Now that they’re trying to run against Trump, though, he’s become evil incarnate.
And if any one of them makes it to the debate stage across from the president come 2020, they might want to get an explanation ready.
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The Horn editorial team