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Schiff: Trump's Only Ideology Is Pro-Trump

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Ca. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 12:12 PM

Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump for having “no ideology” other than being “pro-Trump,” but said Democrats should work with him when their interests “align.”

In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week," the California Democrat lauded discussions between Trump and Democratic congressional leaders on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and said the party should “take advantage of that transactional opportunity.”

"This is a president… who has no ideology,” Schiff said. “He's not conservative. He's not liberal. The only consistent theme seems to be he's pro-Trump. He's for his own personal interests."

"Sometimes those interests will align” with Democrats, he added.

“And we shouldn't cut off our nose to spite our face where they do align, where it makes sense for the American people,” he said. “We should take advantage of that transactional opportunity."

On the Paris climate accord, Schiff said Democrats should "encourage the administration to reconsider."

"I think it was probably the single biggest relinquishment of American leadership when the president basically said we're walking off the world stage on climate,” he said.

The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee also said he wants to know "the full range" of Russia’s use of social media — and wants representatives of Facebook, Twittter and Google to testify before Congress.

"[W]e need to know the full extent of their use of social media to influence us from Facebook, from Twitter, from Google, from any social media or search engine,” he said. “They need to be fully forthcoming. And I'm confident they will. I think, frankly, they need to come and testify before Congress because there's a lot we need to know about this."
 

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Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump for having "no ideology" other than being "pro-Trump," but said Democrats should work with him when their interests "align."In an interview with ABC News' "This Week," the California Democrat lauded discussions...
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