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 Schumer84 mayors call for immigration to be included in reconciliation Senate infrastructure talks on shaky grounds Could Andrew Cuomo — despite scandals — be re-elected because of Trump? 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 RyanRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Juan Williams: Biden's child tax credit is a game-changer Trump clash ahead: Ron DeSantis positions himself as GOP's future in a direct-mail piece 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.