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Schumer Says Trump Has 'Erraticness, Lack of Real Competence'

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By    |   Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017 09:53 AM

President Donald Trump did not pursue bills that would have easily passed in Congress because of "erraticness and a lack of real competence," according to Sen. Chuck Schumer in a Tuesday Huffington Post interview.

Work on America's infrastructure could have been a success, but Trump focused on working with far-right Republicans instead, Schumer (D-N.Y.) said.

“When he ran, he ran anti-establishment against both the Democratic and Republican establishments. But he immediately, when he was elected president, made a deal with the hard-right and let them run the show," Schumer said.

"It would have made sense for them to have focused on infrastructure early. But here is what I think they’re afraid of. They are afraid of the hard right. They have not made a decision that they will work with Democrats on anything,” Schumer said.

Schumer slammed an infrastructure proposal from the Trump administration that would chip in $200 billion in order to get private financing of $800 billion.

"That to me is not close to a trillion dollars because of the $800 billion that they would spend with these tax breaks and gimmicks to help the financial community. … It would end up being about 18 percent of that going to actually rebuilding roads. The rest would go to repay Wall Street and the other people who have financed it.

“There are large parts of America where nothing would get built because they can’t afford a revenue stream… so I think it is a terrible plan and they are going to have to do a lot better," Schumer added.

It's another indicator that Trump has not fared well in his first 100 days, according to Schumer.

"Promise after promise to working people has been broken," Schumer said Monday.

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