Trump: Dems have become 'party of obstruction'

Trump: Dems have become 'party of obstruction'
© Greg Nash

President Trump on Sunday blasted Democrats, claiming they are not trying to do what is best for the country.

"The Democrats, without a leader, have become the party of obstruction," the president tweeted.

"They are only interested in themselves and not in what's best for U.S."

The president often accuses the Democratic Party of obstruction.

On Saturday night, he blasted Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerManchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns McConnell says deficits 'not a Republican problem' MORE (D-N.Y.), calling him a "bad leader." 

"I've known him a long time. Sen. Schumer is a bad leader. Not a natural leader at all," the president said.

"Sen. Schumer is weak on crime and wants to raise your taxes through the roof. He is a poor leader — known him a long time — and he's leading the Democrats to doom."

Last week, the president accused congressional Democrats of spurring a government shutdown crisis.

The president in a series of tweets said he promised to rebuild the country's military and secure its border, but he said the Democrats want to shut down the government.

He accused Democrats of jeopardizing the safety of the country's troops and said members of the party now want "illegals to pour through our borders."

Trump late last week signed a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The measure funds the government through May 5, giving lawmakers more time to reach an agreement on an omnibus spending bill that would carry through the rest of the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.