Chuck Schumer Returns 'Nasty' Insult to Donald Trump Over State of the Union After President Reportedly Called Him 'Nasty Son of a Bitch'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, lobbed back an insult at President Donald Trump after his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

Wednesday morning on CNN, John Berman asked Schumer if he had anything nice to say about Trump's speech. Schumer said he didn't have much of anything good to say about it, and even threw in a little barb about Trump's words being "nasty at times." He also complimented the Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Speaking with CNN, Schumer said, via a clip posted to Mediaite:

"There's very little nice to say about it. It's sort of like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. And the excitement and enthusiasm was all in the Mr. Hyde parts. I think Stacey Abrams showed the president what real leadership was last night. She was thoughtful. She was caring. She talked about her family and that the American dream is fading out of reach for too many American families. And the president was political, divisive, calculating, even nasty at times. You know, you can't talk about comity and working together and give a speech that's so divisive, that just doesn't fly. So, in the areas where he tried to reach out—drug prices, transportation, infrastructure—there was no meat. There was no enthusiasm. All the enthusiasm was for the divisive parts like immigration, abortion, things like that. So it was not a good speech. The president's hurting. He knows he's hurting. But he doesn't seem able to dig himself out of the whole and give a truly bipartisan speech and start working with us. We want to work with him."

The word choice there was likely pointed, as Trump had reportedly called Schumer a "nasty son of a bitch" in an off-camera exchange with TV anchors Tuesday, according to The New York Times.

Trump's speech Wednesday seemed to have two different messages: one calling for unity and the other slamming Democrats. He also went after the investigations surrounding his administration.

"If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation," he said. "It just doesn't work that way!"

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi took issue with that statement.

"Tonight, the president spoke about the honor of being in the House Chamber, and all the progress that has been achieved here," Pelosi said in a statement after the speech. "But at the same time, he threatened the United States Congress not to exercise its constitutional responsibility of oversight."

Chuck Schumer Returns 'Nasty' Insult to Donald Trump Over State of the Union After President Reportedly Called Him 'Nasty Son of a Bitch' | U.S.
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