President Donald Trump called out ‘total hypocrite’ Sen. Chuck Schumer on Friday and demanded an investigation of his own.
The president sent the tweet with a photo of the New York senator hobnobbing with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2003.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017
On Thursday, the Gateway Pundit published two photos of Putin and Schumer in New York City.
The caption under the Associated Press photo said: “Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, enjoys a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee with Senator Charles Schumer from New York as Putin visits the first New York gas station of the Russian company Lukoil [on] Friday.”
“The hysteria over Trump administration officials talking — or not talking — with Russia needs to end,” the Gateway Pundit’s post said. “It’s getting in the way of putting America back on track.”
A spokesperson for Schumer replied to a Breitbart News inquiry sent to his office by email on Friday:
During their careers, Senator Schumer and then-Senator Sessions both met with Russian officials – that’s where the similarities end. Senator Schumer’s meeting was a press conference, in full view of the press and public in 2003. Senator Sessions met with the Russian Ambassador and then went on to mislead Congress about those meetings, while being put in charge of an investigation into ties between Russia and the President’s campaign. That’s why he should resign, and why he had to recuse himself from the investigation.