Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGOP lawmaker: Dems not standing for Trump is 'un-American' Trump called for unity — he didn’t even last a week Overnight Defense: GOP plays hardball by attaching defense funding to CR | US reportedly drawing down in Iraq | Russia, US meet arms treaty deadline | Why the military wants 6B from Congress MORE (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday doubled down on his criticism of President Trump in the wake of a terrorist attack in New York City.

"President Trump where is your leadership? The contrast between President Bush's actions after 9/11 and President Trump's actions this morning could not be starker," Schumer said from the Senate floor.

Schumer contrasted Trump's tweets with President George W. Bush's response after the 9/11 attacks, noting Bush invited Schumer and then-Sen. Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author Poll: Nearly half of Iowans wouldn’t vote for Trump in 2020 Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It’s ‘had zero impact on our work’ MORE (D) to the White House.

"In a moment of national tragedy, President Bush understood the meaning of his high office. ... President Trump instead of politicizing and dividing America ... should be bringing us together and focusing on the real solution: anti-terrorism funding," Schumer said.

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The White House's proposed budget cut anti-terrorism grant funding. Schumer said on Wednesday that he wants Trump to rescind the proposed cuts.

Trump ripped the Senate's top Democrat in an early morning tweet over an immigration program that allowed the suspect in the attack, Sayfullo Saipov, to enter the United States. Eight people were killed on Tuesday when Saipov plowed a truck into bicyclists and pedestrians in lower Manhattan. Saipov was shot by police and is currently in custody.

Schumer immediately fired back on Twitter, saying: "I guess it's not too soon to politicize a tragedy."

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeMcConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Huckabee Sanders: Dems need to decide if they 'hate' Trump 'more than they love this country' Trump spokeswoman fires back at Flake: 'His numbers are in the tank' MORE (R-Ariz.) also defended Schumer, noting that their 2013 immigration bill nixed the Diversity Visa Program.

Schumer said from the Senate floor that Tuesday's attack resonated personally with him as a New Yorker and that he had taken the bike path twice in the past month.

"My daughter went to the school near the scene ... and she used the bike path I don't know how many times. This is our territory, our home," he said.