Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) discusses President Trump's second State of the Union speech, saying it was "divisive, calculating, even nasty at times," in an interview on CNN's New Day.
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER: There is very little nice to say about it, it was sort of like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The excitement and enthusiasm was all in the Mr. Hyde part. I think Stacey Abrams showed the president what real leadership was last night. She was thoughtful, she was caring, she talked about her family and how the American dream is fading out of reach for too many American families. While the president was political, divisive, calculating, even nasty at times.
You know, you can't talk about comity and working together and give a speech that is so divisive. That just doesn't fly.
So, in the areas where he tried to reach out, drug prices, transportation, infrastructure, there was no meat, no enthusiasm. All the enthusiasm was for the divisive parts; immigration, abortion, things like that.
So it was not a good speech. The president is hurting. He knows he is hurting. But he doesn't seem able to dig himself out of the hole and give a truly bipartisan speech and start working with us. We want to work with him.