JUST IN: Chuck Schumer Fires Back At Trump Over Russia Tweet & It’s Brilliant

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Grab your popcorn, folks, because Chuck Schumer has just responded to what could end up being a Twitter war for the books.

On Friday, in what can only be described as a pitiful attempt at deflecting from his own obvious wrongdoing, President Donald Trump took to Twitter (again) to call for an investigation into Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his “ties to Russia and Putin.”

According to Trump, Schumer is a total hypocrite.

Why?

Well, because many years ago, the Democratic Senator from New York had a coffee and a donut with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Didn’t you know? Diplomacy is a crime now.

Trump tweeted a photo of both Schumer and Putin in what appears to be a souvenir shop, with the following message:

‘We should start an immediate investigation into Senator Chuck Schumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!’

But Trump isn’t the only politician with two thumbs and a smartphone. Playing along with his little game, Schumer tweeted a response to Trump, writing “Happily talk re: my contact w Mr. Putin & his associates, took place in ’03 in full view of press & public under oath. Would you & your team?”

Adding fuel to the fire, Schumer followed up his first tweet with a splash of sass, writing, “And for the record, they were Krispy Kreme donuts.”

Boom.

Just like that, in under 140 character, totally shut Trump down and placed the onus back on him.

The president seems to be great at calling out others for their mistakes or, in this case, just doing their job and being diplomatic, but he rarely takes ownership for his own actions or mistakes — even as he occupies one of the most powerful political positions in the world.

His childish tweet is seemingly an effort to deflect from his own ties to the Russian government, which of course, he’s tirelessly denied. It’s like when you were a kid and you hit someone, then proceeded to say, “but he started it!”

Either that or maybe he’s just jealous. After all, has Trump had a bagel with his man-crush, Vladimir Putin?

Damn, Don. Watch your back. Schumer’s moving in on your territory and guess what: he had him first.

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