‘He likes me, anyway’: Chuck Schumer caught on hot mic gushing over new friendship with Trump
Some of the best political soundbites come when people don’t know they’re being recorded.
Such is true for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who was caught on a Senate floor hot mic admitting that President Donald Trump may like him personally, but he might not like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
“He likes us,” Schumer is heard on the mic, recorded by CSPAN as the Senate prepared to go into session.
“He likes me, anyway,” Schumer said with a chuckle.
Schumer and Pelosi met with Trump after he decided to effectively kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and latter reportedly got him to “promise” to protect DACA recipients.
Schumer went on to recount advice he’d given Trump, presumably during one of their meetings.
“I said, ‘Mr. President, you’re much better off if you can sometimes step right and sometimes step left,'” Schumer said. “‘If you have to step in just one direction, you’re boxed.'”
“He gets that,” Schumer concluded.
Listen to the hot mic audio below.