Senator Chuck Schumer in 2017: openly crying, calling Trump "mean spirited and un-American." Chuck Schumer in 2015: "Refugee pause may be necessary."
After the Paris attacks, Schumer said that a pause on Syrian refugees may be necessary. This was after the Paris attacks when over 100 innocent people were murdered. Report from The Hill:
Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, on Tuesday said it may be necessary to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States.
Republicans immediately seized on Schumer’s comment, which breaks with other Democrats who have argued against halting the program.
Schumer, however, declined to take the option off the table ahead of a special briefing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon on the process that is now used to vet refugees entering the United States.
“We’re waiting for the briefing tomorrow, a pause may be necessary. We’re going to look at it,” he said…
…A spokeswoman for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) highlighted Schumer’s statement as an example of “bipartisan concern” over refugees.
Take a look at this tweet from 2015.
Basically, Chuck Schumer is playing the American public. Or at least he was playing the American public. Donald Trump sure didn't fall for Schumer's rhetoric. Here's what Trump had to say with regards to the issue.
Obviously, Chuck Schumer is putting on a show. Don't fall for it.