Report: Trump likes Schumer more than GOP leaders

Report: Trump likes Schumer more than GOP leaders
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE told incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerHolder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ Capitol Police officer killed in car attack lies in honor in Capitol Rotunda Rep. Andy Kim on Asian hate: 'I've never felt this level of fear' 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.