Chuck Schumer dreams of making Donald Trump a one-term President.
And the Democrat leader in the Senate thought he had the President cornered.
But in the end, Chuck Schumer was stunned when he heard what Trump said about gun control.
No one issue would fracture Donald Trump’s base more than the President supporting new gun control.
Schumer and Nancy Pelosi thought that after the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso the gun-grabbers had President Trump on the ropes.
But he spoke to reporters at his New Jersey golf club and it seems he could be seeing what a disaster that would be.
That would enrage Schumer and Pelosi who want nothing more than to fool President Trump into making a catastrophic mistake that would sink his re-election chances once and for all.
Schumer and Pelosi are lashing out at the President in the media.
Trump told reporters this weekend he will look “very strongly” at ideas from both Democrats and Republicans but said to remember that “we already have a lot of background checks.” Those remarks followed Trump’s Aug. 7 claim that “we can bring up background checks like we’ve never had before.”
“We’ve seen this movie before: President Trump, feeling public pressure in the immediate aftermath of a horrible shooting, talks about doing something meaningful to address gun violence, but inevitably, he backtracks in response to pressure from the NRA and the hard right,” Schumer said on Monday afternoon. “These retreats from President Trump are not only disappointing but also heartbreaking, particularly for the families of the victims of gun violence.”
Added Pelosi: “I pray that the President will listen to the 90 percent of the American people who support universal background checks.”
Trump supporters overwhelmingly think the President should reject schemes from both parties that would gut the Second Amendment.
No one voted for Trump to see a ceremony in the Rose Garden where a smiling Schumer and Pelosi watch the President sign gun control into law.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.