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Fox's Levin slams Schumer, Pelosi response to Trump address: 'They are pathological liars'
Fox News host Mark Levin called Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) "pathological liars" and "scam artists" late Tuesday night following their response to President Trump's Oval Office address on the border wall.
"First of all, the president gave an outstanding speech. It was concise. It was compassionate and truly compassionate," Levin, who hosts the weekend prime-time program, "Life, Liberty and Levin," told the network's Sean Hannity during an interview. "He provided the context both in terms of what's going on in the border, the expense, which is de minimis, and who's really responsible."
"Let's keep a few things in mind when you watch Schumer and Pelosi. They're pathological liars," he continued in pivoting to the Democratic response to the president's address. "They've been in Congress over half a century. What the hell have they done about the border? Nothing. They're part of the scam artists. They get amnesty, legalization, citizenship, and never secure the border."
"Just spend billions and trillions more, more debt, more deficits, on the redistribution of wealth, on $200 billion a year on illegal aliens," he concluded. "One more time - they fooled Reagan. They fooled Bush 41. They fooled Bush 43. But they're not going to fool Donald Trump who has got tougher than Pelosi and Schumer."
The commentary from the conservative radio talk show host, a former chief of staff to President Reagan's attorney general, Ed Meese, comes as the partial government shutdown entered its 19th day. It is now the second-longest in U.S. history, only behind the 1995 shutdown during the Clinton presidency.
Pelosi and Schumer requested and were granted airtime on all the major broadcast and cable news networks to provide their response to the president's address after Trump received the same courtesy.
Pelosi spoke first and accused the president of "misinformation and even malice" in making his argument moments earlier.
"Sadly, much of what we have heard from President Trump throughout this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice," said Pelosi in what appeared to be scripted comments. "The president has chosen fear. We want to start with the facts."
"Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes. This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration," Schumer added later.
Trump and congressional leaders of both parties are expected to meet at the White House on Wednesday.