Schumer: Trump ‘Doesn’t Know How to Conduct Himself’

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s tweets accusing the former Obama administration of wiretapping Trump Tower prior to the election, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said that it showed “this president doesn’t know how to conduct himself.”

Schumer said,”Well, look, President Obama has flatly denied that he has done this, and either way, Chuck, the president’s in trouble if he falsely spread this kind of misinformation, that is so wrong. It’s beneath the dignity of the presidency. It is something that really hurts people’s view of government. Its civilization warping, as Ben Sasse a conservative Republican called it. And I don’t know if any president Democrat or Republican in the past who has done this. It shows this president doesn’t know how to conduct himself.”

“On the other hand, if it’s true it’s even worse for the president because that means that a federal judge independently elected has found probable cause that the president or people on his staff have had probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent. That’s serious stuff. Either way, the president makes it worse with these tweets. Now is he trying to divert this here? Yeah. The president denied that. I don’t have any doubt that President Obama has been telling the truth. If they want to investigate it, sure, but the real point is we need a special prosecutor to investigate what went on in the Trump campaign transition and presidency.”

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