Trump attacks Schumer at fiery rally in Michigan

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE on Wednesday attacked Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocratic senator blasts 'draconian' press restrictions during impeachment trial Feds seek 25-year sentence for Coast Guard officer accused of targeting lawmakers, justices Clinton: McConnell's rules like 'head juror colluding with the defendant to cover up a crime' MORE (D-N.Y.) during a campaign rally in Michigan, claiming the Democrat used to “kiss his ass” in the past when Trump was a supporter.

Trump’s remarks about Schumer came after a rant on immigration during an at times rambling speech to a crowd in Battle Creek, Mich.

“You know, Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocratic senator blasts 'draconian' press restrictions during impeachment trial Feds seek 25-year sentence for Coast Guard officer accused of targeting lawmakers, justices Clinton: McConnell's rules like 'head juror colluding with the defendant to cover up a crime' MORE. Cryin’ Chuck. Cryin’ Chuck Schumer. I used to be a big contributor,” Trump, a former New Yorker, said. “He used to kiss my ass, Chuck Schumer. He’d do anything. He would have done anything for me.”

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“I didn’t need anything, but he would have done anything,” Trump continued.

Trump also said that Schumer should “give all that money back,” apparently referring to the president's political contributions.

Schumer was one of several Democrats that Trump eviscerated during the Wednesday rally, which came just as the House voted almost completely along party lines to impeach the president for abusing his power in his dealings with Ukraine and obstructing the congressional inquiry.

As the top Democrat in the Senate, Schumer will play a role in the impeachment trial in the upper chamber, though Republicans hold the majority and will maintain control over the parameters. Schumer has pressed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump admin releases trove of documents on Ukrainian military aid The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions What to watch for on Day 2 of Senate impeachment trial MORE (R-Ky.) to call four White House witnesses to testify in order to make it a “fair” trial, but the top Republican has rejected his push.

Trump was defiant at Wednesday’s rally, defending his conduct toward Ukraine and accusing House Democrats of an “unconstitutional and partisan” effort that would backfire at the ballot box.

Trump also lambasted Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Justices won't fast-track ObamaCare case before election | New virus spreads from China to US | Collins challenger picks up Planned Parenthood endorsement Why Senate Republicans should eagerly call witnesses to testify Trump health chief: 'Not a need' for ObamaCare replacement plan right now MORE (D-Calif.), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Senate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial The Memo: Day One shows conflicting narratives on impeachment MORE (D-Calif.) and a number of his 2020 Democratic opponents during the speech, which lasted roughly two hours. The president also took aim at Michigan Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell and her late husband.