Schumer: Trump may be using populism to cover up hard right agenda

Schumer: Trump may be using populism to cover up hard right agenda
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Sen. Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerCan Mueller be more honest than his colleagues? Throwing some cold water on all of the Korean summit optimism House Republicans push Mulvaney, Trump to rescind Gateway funds MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that he fears President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGingrich: Trump ‘mishandled’ Rosenstein memo on Comey Trump to gift Macron framed upholstery: report Former presidents, first ladies come together to honor Barbara Bush MORE is using a populist tone to mask a “hard right agenda.”

“It was populist, but I am worried he’s using populist rhetoric to cover up a hard right agenda,” Schumer told CNN’s “State of the Union,” referencing Trump’s inauguration address.

Schumer pointed to several of Trump’s Cabinet picks, including Secretary of Health and Human Services nominee Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.); Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Trump's choice for the Office of Management and Budget; school choice advocate Betsy DeVos for secretary of Education; and restaurant chain CEO Tom Puzder for secretary of Labor.

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“So his Cabinet is very troubling and that is actually what I discussed with him,” Schumer said about his conversations with Trump on Inauguration Day.