“Bad Senator” Schumer “Apalled” After Trump Letter, Implores “Stop The Pettiness”

April 3, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

Update (2125ET): Unsurprisingly, Senator Schumer has responded to President Trump’s brutal letter by appearing on MSNBC tonight:

“I spoke to the president late this afternoon and explained it and the result is this letter. So I’m just appalled. You know I say to the president just stop the pettiness. People are dying and so, President Trump, we need leadership. We need to get the job done. Stop the pettiness.

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President Trump and the White House task force delivered another lengthy, and at times rambling, press conference Thursday evening, and after Mnuchin finished speaking about the stimulus bill ‘complications’, we suspect most viewers probably tuned out.

But those who didn’t may have heard Trump engage in some classic Trump opposition-baiting, telling off Chuck Schumer for a letter he wrote to President Trump criticizing the White House’s coronavirus response, and – included among a list of suggestions – urging the White House to appoint a “senior military officer” to help lead the federal response.

Well, as it turns out, Trump didn’t stop there. As millions of Americans wonder what’s taking so long with the bailout checks, and hundreds of thousands of small business owners anxiously chew their cuticles while wondering how long it will take to get the money in their accounts, Trump was busy composing a written response to Schumer’s letter, essentially calling him an idiot for failing to realize that Trump already has military people in charge of the federal coronavirus response (though there are no active military personnel on the task force).

Trump also blasted Schumer for failing to take helpful steps to help his state – New York, the epicenter of the crisis in the US – prepare for this crisis. But the truth is, when it comes to “who’s responsible?” there’s enough to go around (and some for Trump as well). But this time, he added a new element. Since Schumer is in Congress, he spent most of the last two years helping the Democrats build up their ridiculous impeachment hoax instead of helping prepare for the crisis, or doing, well – anything  – truly productive other than inside-baseball favor-trading to protect his constituents.

Dear Senator Schumer:

Thank you for your Democrat public relations letter and incorrect sound bites, which are wrong in every way.

1. As you are aware, Vice President Pence is in charge of the Task Force. By almost all accounts, he has done a spectacular job.

2. The Defense Production Act (DPA) has been consistently used by my team and me for the purchase of billions of dollars’ worth of equipment, medical supplies, ventilators, and other related items. It has been powerful leverage, so powerful that companies generally do whatever we are asking, without even a formal notice. They know something is coming, and that’s all they need to know.

3. A “senior military officer” is in charge of purchasing, distributing, etc. His name is Rear Admiral John Polowczyk. He is working 24 hours a day, and is highly respected by    everyone. If you remember, my team gave you this information, but for public relations    purposes, you choose to ignore it.

4. We have given New York many things, including hospitals, medical centers, medical< supplies, record numbers of ventilators, and more. You should have had New York much better prepared than you did, and as Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said yesterday, New York was very late in its fight against the virus. As you are aware, the Federal Government is merely a back-up for state governments. Unfortunately, your state needed far more of a back-up than most others.

If you spent less lime on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, which went haplessly on forever and ended up going nowhere (except increasing my poll numbers), and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the “invisible enemy.” No wonder AOC and others are thinking about running against you in the primary. If they did, they would likely win.

Fortunately, we have been working with your state and city governments, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill Delllasio, to get the job done. You have been missing in action, except when it comes to the “press.” While you have stated that you don’t like Andrew Cuomo, you ought to start working alongside him for the good of all New Yorkers.

I’ve known you for many years, but I never knew how bad a Senator you are for the state of New York, until I became President.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. Or, in the alterative, call Rear Admiral Polowczyk.

Even after Trump back-tracked, caved to Democrats, and summoned his DPA powers to try to ramp up production of the desperately needed ventilators (something he probably should have done almost two weeks ago), the president didn’t shy away from taking a swing at Schumer during Thursday night’s briefing, bringing up the letter the Senator had written him, and mocking Schumer for purportedly being unaware that Trump had already appointed a “military man” to help run the federal response.

“Chuck if you knew a little bit more, we have one of the most highly respected people in the military, the admiral…”

Watch the clip below:

After re-watching that clip, it also occurred to us that Admiral Polowczyk might have only been brought to the press conference as a prep. But we have no evidence to back up that claim.

Does Trump know Rear Admiral Polowczyk name? Probably not. And is it really fair to say that Polowczyk is helping to lead the federal coronavirus response? That might be a stretch, for example, he’s not actually on the task force, though he does seem to have a relatively senior role, at least on paper.

But then again, does anybody really know who’s running what inside the task force, other than the fact that VP Pence is nominally in charge.

via zerohedge

Recent Comments

  1. beckmaster

    April 3, 2020 @ 2:48 pm

    This article Mr. Dalton doesn’t help a DAMN thing except make Democrats happy. You feel better now???

  2. Daniel J. Imbs

    April 3, 2020 @ 2:58 pm

    It is evident that the author o this article is anti- Trump. I support President Trump and his decisions. He is providing the kind of leadership necessary to solve this pandemic and move America forward. My wife and I will certainly be voting for his reelection.

    Daniel J. Imbs III
    Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Retired

    • Terry

      April 3, 2020 @ 5:43 pm

      Same o same o. Critical without any facts only personal observations from another Democrat posing as a unbiased reporter. Sure we believe everything you say. Ha Ha Ha.

  3. Jeanne A.

    April 3, 2020 @ 3:41 pm

    An excellent letter to Chuckie Shmuckie with the hopes he’ll begin working for his constituents of New York instead of working overtime in trying to get President Trump removed from office! Everything the Democrats , headed up with Pelosi in the House and Schumer in the Senate, have brought up thus far has ended up with the Democrats kicking themselves in the ass with egg on their faces.

    President Trump has been Involved with this pandemic from the beginning, sometimes working around the clock. Senator Schumer gets to go home and write letters condemning the president. Vice-
    President Pence has done a marvelous job heading up the committee in trying to stay ahead of this pandemic and trying to get supplies for the states. Both New York and New York City have received millions of dollars over the years to be used for things such as this preparedness of the pandemic sweeping the country. Instead they chose to use the dollars frivolously. As the saying goes “you use, you lose!”

    Senator Shumer: get back to work in serving your constituents and let the president do his job in protecting us.

  4. David Hedger

    April 3, 2020 @ 3:56 pm

    Someone get the tar & feathers! Whomever, is responsible for this [Clown to the Left of me] writing for this thread, needs to be demoted, relegated to janitor or simply fired! More of the same blather will cause my script to disappear [and I plan to share it with all my contacts], quicker than a snowflake in hell. #KAGTrump2020FourMoreYears Put that in your watch pocket so you don’t miss it, Mr James Dalton!

    • FOFY286

      April 4, 2020 @ 4:46 am

      Don’t you see that Schumer threw out the bait, the misdirection and the rest of the Demos tools. There was a shot at pushing it back and labeling what the Dems has been doing is worse than pettiness. So, the response is to belittle it and call what is being done childish. Then it goes on to list what is real. And if there is an observation that perhaps people may have perceived a portion as uncoordinated, meandering even boring and tuned out is that not something that has to be called out. Called out to encourage better air time and not loosing followers and having them possibly miss something important that followed. We all take a left when we should have taken a right at some time. Usually it did not matter but in this it does. Pointing out the cream and the mud, sometimes publicly, is what the Trump admin is about.

  5. masterredfox

    April 3, 2020 @ 4:24 pm

    Schumer deserved every word in that letter. He is enthralled with his status as Minority Head in the Senate, he forgot what it took to get to that spot beyond longevity in office. He is an example of a politician who has totally forgotten the people he represents because he is too busy adding more money to his pockets with big money donations. He lost his vision of helping New Yorkers and only thinks of his power. Nancy Pelosi must be whispering special tidbits to Schumer that keeps him in her back pocket because he can be reasonable when not under her thrall. Karma will get him.

  6. Norma

    April 3, 2020 @ 4:56 pm

    Mr. Dalton, your article is just more of the same.
    When are you and the Democratic ill-contents going to realize that 3/4’s of this country doesn’t believe a word Schumer, Pelosi or their minions say? A few facts might help. You remember facts, those things that prove that an opinion is true.

  7. Candace Price

    April 3, 2020 @ 5:04 pm

    I have never seen such hate and pettiness in adults that are supposed to work for the American people. They are only worried about their own agenda. Adam Schiff, Chuck Schummer and Nancy Pelosi are a disgrace to this Country. They should be held accountable for their child like actions and extreme hate and temper tantrums. The should be removed from Congress . The American people will never allow this country become a socialist country. They hate Trump so much….They can’t even do their jobs. What a waste of money for the tax payers Donald Trump has my vote for sure!!!

  8. MMcLaugh

    April 3, 2020 @ 5:11 pm

    WE are well aware of where the ‘pettiness’ and ineptitudes lie.
    President Trump is correct in his letter to the shamed Senator and failed leadership in New York, his handling of this world crisis on OUR behalf, his criticism of an unrelenting venomous enemedia…and pointing out where the division comes from directly to The American People. Though many of US already know damn well where it comes from.
    It is clear Democrats are not, nor will they ever be, working for US. It is clear Democrats and the enemedia will not compromise nor end their sedition. So be it. Everyone knows what not compromising results in.
    God bless The United States of America.

  9. keenan mcguire

    April 3, 2020 @ 5:55 pm

    time for the nation to pull together , instead it is still the same B.S. GOD HAVE MERCY!!!

  10. Kerry Hansen

    April 3, 2020 @ 8:08 pm

    The Trump Virus Team presentation is not “RAMBLING” unless you are a Dumbocrap who doesn’t want to see all the good that is being done. You want to see RAMBLING, watch Kuomo and his Rambling MONOTONE New York conference which really sounds like someone just setting there talking to himself!

  11. Dawn

    April 3, 2020 @ 8:40 pm

    Well of course, we have to look to MSDNC for our moral compass. They are perhaps the most corrupt, dishonest, fake outlet in this country. Of course, leave it to them to even have Schumer on for an interview, since he is just as dishonest as they are.

  12. Agustin Arreaga

    April 3, 2020 @ 11:43 pm

    I want to thanks all the above! the comments are excellent, show the love of country and our amazing President

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