Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) exposed Trump for trying to cut anti-terrorism program funding after the President blamed Schumer for the New York terror attack.
Schumer responded to Trump’s false claims in a statement provided to PoltiicusUSA, “I have always believed and continue to believe that immigration is good for America. President Trump, instead of politicizing and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy, should be focusing on the real solution – anti-terrorism funding – which he proposed cutting in his most recent budget. I’m calling on the President to immediately rescind his proposed cuts to this vital anti-terrorism funding.”
Sen. Schumer was correct. The NYPD said in March that the Trump budget would virtually wipe out their anti-terror program funding, “Under the president’s proposal, nearly all federal funding to the NYPD would be eradicated. This funding is absolutely critical. It is the backbone of our entire counter-terrorism apparatus.”
Trump never revised his budget to restore the funds.
Donald Trump is anti-terrorism fraud. Trump thinks that he can stop terrorism by discriminating against Muslims while cutting funding for anti-terror programs. Trump’s approach is not only flawed. It is also dangerous because it ignores the prospect of homegrown radicals.
Trump knows nothing about combating terrorism, and his effort to blame Schumer just blew up in his face as the nation has learned that Trump plans to jeopardize American safety to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.