Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerUS national security policy in the 117th Congress and a new administration Voters say Biden should make coronavirus vaccine a priority: poll New York City subway service could be slashed 40 percent, officials warn 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 ClintonValadao unseats Cox in election rematch Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to 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 FlakeProfiles in cowardice: Trump's Senate enablers McSally concedes Arizona Senate race The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare front and center; transition standoff continues 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.