Amy Schumer defends Chuck Schumer after Trump suggests he cried 'fake tears'

Amy Schumer came to Chuck Schumer’s defense on Tuesday after President Donald Trump tweeted about the Democratic politician.

The 35-year-old comedian responded to a tweet made by Trump claiming the New York senator, who is her second cousin on her father’s side, cried “fake tears” when he blasted Trump’s recent executive order that implemented new travel and immigration restrictions for citizens of seven countries.

“I know Chuck Schumer and HE CANNOT act trust me,” she wrote on Instagram. “He can barely smile on cue. He can’t help but be transparent and genuine. He was hurt for those people and all the people facing such unconstitutional injustice.”

This is what he was thinking about at 621am. This was his tweet after his first soldier died. Also 8 Yemeni women and 7 children died and trump called the raid "successful" Also I know chuck Schumer and HE CANNOT act trust me. He can barely smile on cue. He can't help but be transparent and genuine. He was hurt for those people and all the people facing such unconstitutional injustice. Trump is about to bombard us with so many awful decisions. His Supreme Court pick will be terrifying and he will try and stop same sex adoption and all our other nightmares. We can't get burnt out or overwhelmed and distracted. We need to stay focused and organized. Tell your friends who say "I'm just not political" that that doesn't cut it anymore. We need people alert and fighting for each other's rights. Tell your sheltered friends to wake up and help. If you live somewhere where youve never even met a Muslim person and it feels like this doesn't really affect you. It does. A Muslim ban is so unconstitutional and cruel. They are good, hard working people and a refugee from the countries he isn't letting people in from have never committed any acts of terrorism on US soil. Never. We need to fight this now and together. Call congress. Call the senate. We need to wake up and rise up together. People need our help.

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Schumer also used the social media post as an opportunity to encourage those against the order and other Trump policies to take action.

“We can’t get burnt out or overwhelmed and distracted,” she wrote. “We need to stay focused and organized. Tell your friends who say ‘I’m just not political’ that that doesn’t cut it anymore. We need people alert and fighting for each other’s rights.”

On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.

 

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On Tuesday morning, Trump criticized Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Twitter after the duo spoke out against Trump’s policies Monday evening on the steps of the Supreme Court.