President Trump offered a deal to the Democrats that would include giving a path to citizenship for as many as 1.8 million illegal aliens.
Here's how Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) responded:
As we have been urging him to do for months, the President has finally put pen to paper to show us where he stands… https://t.co/os8r9k0ylw— Chuck Schumer (@Chuck Schumer) 1516981426.0
"As we have been urging him to do for months, the President has finally put pen to paper to show us where he stands on immigration," the Senate minority leader wrote.
"Unfortunately, this plan flies in the face of what most Americans believe," he said.
"While [President Trump] finally acknowledged that the Dreamers should be allowed to stay here and become citizens, he uses them as a tool to tear apart our legal immigration system and adopt the wish list that anti-immigration hardliners have advocated for for years," he added.
While @realDonaldTrump finally acknowledged that the Dreamers should be allowed to stay here and become citizens, h… https://t.co/3qiBwLjUCm— Chuck Schumer (@Chuck Schumer) 1516981497.0
President Trump responds
The president apparently took notice of Schumer's response, and mocked him for it from his own social media account:
DACA has been made increasingly difficult by the fact that Cryin’ Chuck Schumer took such a beating over the shutdo… https://t.co/5faBeqcNP9— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1516987004.0
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also commented on Schumer's reply.
Actually @SenSchumer America's legal immigration system has been torn apart for decades by Washington politicians l… https://t.co/rYUKnhNYYt— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany) 1516982920.0
"Actually [Senator Schumer] America's legal immigration system has been torn apart for decades by Washington politicians like yourself who prefer open borders [and] sanctuary cities over law [and] order and popular, common sense reforms," she tweeted.
President Trump's terms included amnesty for nearly 2 million illegal aliens in exchange for $20 billion for his border wall, and significant restrictions on other immigration policies.