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 Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill This week: Senate wrapping up defense bill after amendment fight Cuomo warns Dems against cutting DACA deal with Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that he fears President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment 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.