Schumer: Trump needs to 'step up to the plate'

Schumer: Trump needs to 'step up to the plate'
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerManchin on reported boos at Democratic luncheon: 'I heard a lot of nos' Wisconsin GOP quietly prepares Ron Johnson backup plans Senate infrastructure talks spill over into rare Sunday session MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said President Trump needs “to step up to the plate,” adding that his lack of political experience is not an excuse for missteps.

“The fact that he’s new, the fact that he may not say things so seriously, that’s not an excuse. He’s the president of the United States and he’s got to step up to the plate,” Schumer told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanWisconsin GOP quietly prepares Ron Johnson backup plans RealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Juan Williams: Biden's child tax credit is a game-changer MORE (R-Wis.) noted following former FBI Director James Comey's testimony that Trump is new to government. Comey testified under oath that Trump asked him to "let go" of the bureau's probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a claim Trump's lawyer denied.

Schumer during his television appearance on Sunday dismissed Ryan's reasoning.

“The president is the most powerful man in the world. His words really, really matter,” Schumer said.