Democrat: Trump only loyal to the 'pro-Trump' party

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffFree Speech Inc.: The Democratic Party finds a new but shaky faith in corporate free speech Trump backs Stefanik to replace Cheney Gender politics hound GOP in Cheney drama MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday said President Trump does not ascribe to a specific political ideology, arguing his recent outreach to Democrats exemplifies the president acting on his "personal interest."

“This is a president, look, who has no ideology. He’s not conservative. He’s not liberal,” Schiff told ABC’s “This Week.” 

“The only consistent theme seems to be he’s pro-Trump. He’s for his own personal interest," he said.

The president shocked Republicans earlier this month when he struck a deal with Democratic leadership to fund the government for three months and raise the debt ceiling.


Trump also met with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHouse conservatives take aim at Schumer-led bipartisan China bill There will be no new immigration law under Biden, unless he changes course This week: Congressional leaders to meet with Biden amid GOP reckoning MORE (D-N.Y.) last week to discuss border security and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Schiff described Trump’s recent outreach to Democrats as “purely transactional.”

“I think all of us recognize that outreach for what it is and that’s purely transactional, purely something that will come up from time to time when the president decides it’s in his personal interest to work with Democrats,” he said.

Schiff added that Democrats should “take advantage” of the outreach when it makes sense.