Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid Hillicon Valley: House Dems subpoena full Mueller report | DOJ pushes back at 'premature' subpoena | Dems reject offer to view report with fewer redactions | Trump camp runs Facebook ads about Mueller report | Uber gets B for self-driving cars Dem legal analyst says media 'overplayed' hand in Mueller coverage MORE (D-N.Y.) blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE on Tuesday, saying his administration is in “chaos” amid a shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“Every day we hear this is the president's new policy, and two days later we hear it's not happening," Schumer said from the Senate floor. "People are being fired because they tell the president, according to news reporters, that he can't break the law when he wants to do something. You cannot keep changing personnel, changing strategy, tweeting your way through a problem as serious as this."

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He added that the “chaos stems from one source and one source only,” Trump, and “his whimsical, erratic and oftentimes nasty pursuit of policy.”

"I hope that the president or some of the people around him will realize that his administration is far from a fine-tuned machine. It's a slow-motion disaster that the American people see in action every day,” Schumer said.

His comments come amid the departure of Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenDemocratic Party chief: Trump is 'compromised' Hillicon Valley: Facebook expects up to B FTC fine | DHS face scanning at airports sparks alarm | New Twitter tool targets election misinformation | Lawmakers want answers on Google 'Sensorvault' Dems accuse White House of caving to Trump's 'ego' on Russian meddling MORE as DHS chief, and after Trump yanked his top Immigration and Customs Enforcement nominee last week because he wants to go in a “tougher” direction.

Schumer argued that the “chaos” has spread further. He pointed to the months-long absence of a Senate-confirmed Defense secretary and vacancies within the State Department.

"We should be projecting stability and continuity through our State Department,” Schumer said. “Instead, it's been battered and belittled by its own administration to the point where both sides in Congress have spoken out.”