Schumer on Trump tweet: ‘How low can the president go?’
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked “how low can the president go” in response to the doctored image President Trump retweeted on Monday of Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wearing Muslim garments in front of an Iranian flag.
“The foreign policy that he has created … can be summarized in three words: Erratic, impulsive and egotistical,” Schumer added in a Tuesday interview on The View.
The image retweeted by Trump was posted by Twitter user @D0wn_Under, who tweeted it with the caption “The corrupted Dems trying their best to come to the Ayatollah’s rescue.”
Jasmine El-Gamal, former President Obama’s adviser for the Middle East, tweeted that Trump’s behavior is “deeply damaging” to Muslims in the United States, as it suggests being Muslim is incompatible with being loyal to America.
“The picture highlights a deeply disturbing truth, which is that this President thinks that a good way to insult someone is by painting them as Muslim or as sympathetic to a Muslim country,” she tweeted.
When asked on Fox News why the president would retweet such an image, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Trump did so to accuse Democrats of siding with terrorists.
“I think the president is making clear that the Democrats are, have been parroting Iranian talking points and almost taking the side of terrorists and those who were out to kill the Americans,” Grisham said.