Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats press Trump, GOP for funding for mail-in ballots Schumer doubles down in call for Trump to name coronavirus supply czar Trump lashes out at Schumer over call for supply czar MORE (D-N.Y.) is urging top intelligence officials to meet with President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE after the commander in chief lashed out at the intelligence community earlier Wednesday.  

Schumer sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsWe weren't ready for a pandemic — imagine a crippling cyberattack GOP presses for swift Ratcliffe confirmation to intel post Experts report recent increase in Chinese group's cyberattacks MORE on Wednesday, saying that it was "incumbent" that the former senator, CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Christopher Wray "insist on an immediate meeting" with Trump in the wake of his remarks.

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"You cannot allow the President’s ill-advised and unwarranted comments today to stand. … He is putting you and your colleagues in an untenable position and hurting the national interest in the process. You must find a way to make that clear to him," Schumer wrote in the letter. 

In a separate tweet on Wednesday night, Schumer added that it's "past time for U.S. Intelligence Community leaders to stage an intervention" with the president.

Schumer said he wants Coats, Haspel and Wray to use a meeting with Trump to "educate" the president about "the facts and raw intelligence underlying the Intelligence Community assessments."  

"Impress upon him how critically important it is for him to join you and the leadership of our intelligence community in speaking with a unified and accurate voice about national security threats," he added.

Trump sparked bipartisan backlash on Capitol Hill Wednesday when he lashed out at top intelligence community officials after Coats contradicted comments the president has made about Iran.

Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerHackers target health care AI amid coronavirus pandemic Hillicon Valley: Coronavirus deal includes funds for mail-in voting | Twitter pulled into fight over virus disinformation | State AGs target price gouging | Apple to donate 10M masks Senator sounds alarm on cyber threats to internet connectivity during coronavirus crisis MORE (D-Va.) said Trump is "undermining" the intelligence community; meanwhile, Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneTrump's magical thinking won't stop the coronavirus pandemic Lawmakers brace for more coronavirus legislation after trillion bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Airbnb - Senate overcomes hurdles, passes massive coronavirus bill MORE (R-S.D.) told reporters that he would "prefer the president would stay off Twitter."

Schumer, in his letter, called Trump's criticism "extraordinarily inappropriate."

"I applaud you and your colleagues in the Intelligence Community for being clear-eyed about the threats we face, but you cannot allow the President’s ill-advised and unwarranted comments today to stand," the Senate Democratic leader wrote.  

Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the intelligence community found that Iran is not seeking to develop its nuclear weapons capabilities, basing his remarks on an intelligence assessment.

Trump reiterated in his tweet on Wednesday morning that Iran is "testing Rockets (last week) and more." He also appeared to mock officials within his own administration saying "perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!" 

"The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong!" Trump added in his tweet.