Report: Trump likes Schumer more than GOP leaders

Report: Trump likes Schumer more than GOP leaders
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE told incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck Schumer'The Squad' celebrates Biden eviction moratorium Overnight Health Care: Florida becomes epicenter of COVID-19 surge | NYC to require vaccination for indoor activities | Biden rebukes GOP governors for barring mask mandates National Organization for Women calls for Cuomo resignation MORE (D-N.Y.) that he likes him more than the two top Republican leaders in Congress, according to a New York Post report. 

Trump “said to Schumer he likes Schumer more than [House Speaker Paul] Ryan and [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell because they both wanted him to lose,” a transition source told the Post.

“They are Republicans and Trump knows they didn’t support him.”

Ryan was critical of Trump throughout the Republican primary, while Trump previously slammed Ryan on Twitter for giving him "zero support."


Schumer has spoken out against Trump, and the incoming Democratic leader confirmed Sunday to the Washington Post that his party will draw out the confirmation process for some of Trump’s Cabinet picks.

Trump has donated $8,900 to fellow New Yorker Schumer in the past, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“These two fellas are both New Yorkers. Washington is like a cafeteria table. You sit where you know,” a Capitol Hill source told the New York Post.

--This report was updated on Jan. 2 at 9:30 a.m.