Schumer on budget: Trump talks like a populist but helps special interests

Schumer on budget: Trump talks like a populist but helps special interests
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law | Michigan governor seeks to pause Medicaid work requirements | New front in fight over Medicaid block grants House, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law Why a second Trump term and a Democratic Congress could be a nightmare scenario for the GOP MORE (D-N.Y.) slammed President Trump’s proposed budget plan Thursday, saying it helps special interests but hurts the people Trump says he wants to protect.

“The President’s proposed budget cuts are devastating to the middle class,” Schumer said in a statement. 

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“Once again the Trump administration is showing its true colors: talk like a populist but govern like a special interests zealot. This budget shifts the burden off of the wealthy and special interests and puts it squarely on the backs of the middle class and those struggling to get there.”

Schumer said Trump is hurting middle-class families and programs that improve Americans’ well-being.

“The very programs that most help the middle class are those that get clobbered the hardest: investments in infrastructure, education, scientific research that leads to cures for diseases all take big hits,” he said.

“Democrats in Congress will emphatically oppose these cuts and urge our Republican colleagues to reject them as well.”

Schumer also took to social media, blasting the budget and using the hashtag #Trumpcuts.