President Donald Trump lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Charles “Chuck” Schumer earlier today over his recent criticism of the president’s decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
True to form, the president referred to Schumer by one of the derogatory nicknames he uses to criticize politicians, foreign leaders, and media figures.
“Senator Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fought hard against the Bad Iran Deal, even going at it with President Obama, & then Voted AGAINST it!” the president tweeted. “Now he says I should not have terminated the deal – but he doesn’t really believe that!”
He added: “Same with [former FBI Director James] Comey. Thought he was terrible until I fired him!”
Senator Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fought hard against the Bad Iran Deal, even going at it with President Obama, & then Voted AGAINST it! Now he says I should not have terminated the deal – but he doesn’t really believe that! Same with Comey. Thought he was terrible until I fired him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
Schumer responded with a short and sweet tweet, writing only #BeBest, the hashtag used by First Lady Melania Trump for her new social wellness initiative.
The First Lady’s new initiative, in addition to supporting those affected by the opioid crisis, is meant to “encourage positive social, emotional, and physical habits” among children and improve their well-being online. The First Lady has faced criticism for speaking out against cyberbullying while her husband continues to attack people online. Despite this, Mrs. Trump has pledged to make cyberbullying one of the cornerstones of her tenure as First Lady.
“My passion is the same [as I’ve said in the past]: helping children and helping women. And also, I see now in 21st century, the social media, it’s very damaging for the children,” she told Anderson Cooper in October, shortly after an Access Hollywood tape from 2005 emerged showing her husband bragging about sexually assaulting women.
“We need to guide them and teach them about social media, because I see a lot of negativity on it, and we need to help them. It has some positive effects as well, because this is the life that we live in now. But has a lot of negativity as well. And I see more and more children being hurt by it . . . A lot of bullying.”
Last month, the First Lady addressed the skepticism others have toward her leading an anti-cyberbullying campaign.
“I’m well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic. I have been criticized by many for my commitment to tackling this issue, and I know that will continue,” she said during a meeting with tech leaders. “But it will not stop me from doing what I know is right. “I’m here with one goal: helping children in our next generation.”
The First Lady’s good intentions were obscured by controversy, however, after it emerged that the booklet detailing the initiative’s goals was first published by the Federal Trade Commission during the Obama administration.