- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Tuesday that one issue that “eats” at him is how people can support someone as “despicable” as President Trump.

The New York Democrat made the comments on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” after the host asked whether Mr. Trump was the “most successful con man in the history of the world.”

Mr. Schumer responded, “The greatest worry I have is that this man is so despicable in how he governs, so little respect for the rule of law, so little respect for honor and decency and humanity and the norms and values that have made America great, how can so many people follow him?

“That is the one issue that eats at me,” he continued. “The others, I think if we do our job, things will fall into line appropriately. Trump will not win the presidency, or he won’t last that long to even get there if we do our job right.”

Earlier in the segment, Mr. Schumer called Mr. Trump a “clown” and a “bully.”

“I believe that he has so undermined the Constitution and the rule of law that he has violated what any president should be,” he said.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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