Schumer: Trump 'governing as a hard-right guy'

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerAmtrak to rename Rochester station after Louise Slaughter Conscience protections for health-care providers should be standard Pension committee must deliver on retirement promise MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said Democrats will work with President Trump but criticized the administration for its “hard right” governance after running a populist campaign.

“We’ll be guided by our values. Our values guide us,” Schumer told CBS’s “Face the Nation" when asked about working with Trump.

“We’re not going to say 'no' because his name is on it,” he added, referencing legislation. 

Schumer has called on Trump to get rid of his recent executive order that imposed a 90-day ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States. The minority leader has referred to the order, which an appeals court recently refused to reinstate, as a “Muslim ban.”

Schumer on Sunday criticized Trump’s Cabinet picks, arguing the billionaires Trump chose to lead several government agencies go against his anti-establishment campaign rhetoric.

“He’s governing as a hard-right guy,” Schumer said, noting that the president ran on a populist platform.