Schumer: Trump 'right on the money' defending NY
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Sen. Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerBiden discusses agenda with Schumer, Pelosi ahead of pivotal week CEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' If .5 trillion 'infrastructure' bill fails, it's bye-bye for an increasingly unpopular Biden MORE (D-N.Y.) is slamming Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Schumer: Dem unity will happen eventually; Newsom prevails The Memo: Like the dress or not, Ocasio-Cortez is driving the conversation again Ocasio-Cortez defends attendance of Met Gala amid GOP uproar MORE for attacking “New York values” and praising GOP rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE for defending his home state. 
“I’m a Democrat, but Donald Trump did a very good job defending New York,” Schumer told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970 on Sunday.
“I’d like Ted Cruz to go talk about New York values to the firefighters who rushed to the towers on 9/11, and the police and EMTs, to the brave New York police officers who keep our streets safe,” he added.
Schumer also noted that Cruz’s wife worked for Goldman Sachs. 
“Maybe he wants to go to Wall Street and talk about New York values, you know, where his wife worked,” Schumer said. 
After Cruz attacked Trump this week for representing “New York values,” Trump defended himself at Thursday’s GOP presidential debate by invoking the city’s response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. 
“I think [Cruz] hurt himself and he deserved to, and Trump, gotta give him credit, was right on the money in his response,” Schumer said. 
Schumer also referred to a New York Daily News front page showing the Statue of Liberty giving Cruz the middle finger. 
“He will be now forever on the front page of the Daily News memorialized, because they had the Statue of Liberty, and she made a gesture in Cruz’s direction,” Schumer said. 
As for the Senate, Schumer touted the body’s bipartisan work in December, including passage of a transportation bill. Schumer said the work would be a sign of a productive year ahead. 
“I think things are going to be a little better in the next 12 months,” he said.