Schumer: Trump Can Try to Flatter Me, Taunt Me — Won’t Work

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) discussed his relationship with President-elect Donald Trump just hours before his swearing in ceremony.

Schumer said he would not be swayed by Trump’s flattery nor his insults.

“In the first month he said I’m his friend,” Schumer said. “I mean look, we never had dinner together. We never played golf together. But I would bump into him from place to place and he did that fundraiser you noted on this show a while ago when I was head of the Senate Campaign Committee to help me take back the Senate. But then let me tell you — then he started attacking me, calling me names. Neither affects me. Values affect me. He can try to flatter me. He can try to sort of taunt me. Won’t work.”

Schumer went on to add Democrats were not going to oppose Trump because the name “Trump” was on it and pointed to some issues they agreed upon, including trade, the carried interest loophole and infrastructure.

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