Amy Schumer Defends Chuck Schumer Against Trump: "He Cannot Act, Trust Me"

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"Trump is about to bombard us with so many awful decisions. ... Call congress. Call the senate. We need to wake up and rise up together," the actress wrote in defense of her cousin.

Amy Schumer defended relative Sen. Chuck Schumer on Tuesday after President Donald Trump accused the Democratic leader of crying "fake tears" in his denouncement of Trump's immigration ban.

"I know Chuck Schumer and he cannot act, trust me. He can barely smile on cue," the comedian and actress wrote on Instagram in defense of the New York senator, who is a cousin to her father. "He was hurt for those people and all the people facing such unconstitutional injustice."

Sen. Schumer came under fire by Trump after he slammed the president's executive order temporarily banning all citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. In several televised appearances, including a press conference where he choked back tears, Sen. Schumer called the order "mean-spirited" and "un-American."

In response, Trump has accused Sen. Schumer of crying "fake tears" and questioned if he had an acting coach. "I don't see him as a crier. If he is, he's a different man," said Trump on Monday. "There's about a 5 percent chance that it was real, but I think they were fake tears."

In an early Tuesday morning tweet, Trump again called the senator "fake tears Schumer" when commenting on technical difficulties during a rally led by Sen. Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi against the ban the night prior.

"This is what he was thinking about at 6:21 a.m.," Amy Schumer said of Trump's tweet in her lengthy Instagram post Tuesday afternoon. "This was his tweet after his first soldier died. Also 8 Yemeni women and 7 children died and Trump called the raid 'successful.'"

She continued: "Trump is about to bombard us with so many awful decisions. His Supreme Court pick will be terrifying and he will try and stop same sex adoption and all our other nightmares. We can't get burnt out or overwhelmed and distracted. We need to stay focused and organized. Tell your friends who say 'I'm just not political' that that doesn't cut it anymore."

President Trump is set to announce his Supreme Court pick Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET via Facebook Live and across primetime broadcast news channels.

Amy Schumer, who united with her cousin to push for stricter gun control laws after the 2015 Trainwreck shooting, encouraged her followers to call Congress and the Senate and to "wake up and rise up together." 

"If you live somewhere where you've never even met a Muslim person and it feels like this doesn't really affect you. It does," she wrote. "A Muslim ban is so unconstitutional and cruel. They are good, hard working people and a refugee from the countries he isn't letting people in from have never committed any acts of terrorism on US soil. Never. We need to fight this now and together."

Read her full post below.

 

This is what he was thinking about at 621am. This was his tweet after his first soldier died. Also 8 Yemeni women and 7 children died and trump called the raid "successful" Also I know chuck Schumer and HE CANNOT act trust me. He can barely smile on cue. He can't help but be transparent and genuine. He was hurt for those people and all the people facing such unconstitutional injustice. Trump is about to bombard us with so many awful decisions. His Supreme Court pick will be terrifying and he will try and stop same sex adoption and all our other nightmares. We can't get burnt out or overwhelmed and distracted. We need to stay focused and organized. Tell your friends who say "I'm just not political" that that doesn't cut it anymore. We need people alert and fighting for each other's rights. Tell your sheltered friends to wake up and help. If you live somewhere where youve never even met a Muslim person and it feels like this doesn't really affect you. It does. A Muslim ban is so unconstitutional and cruel. They are good, hard working people and a refugee from the countries he isn't letting people in from have never committed any acts of terrorism on US soil. Never. We need to fight this now and together. Call congress. Call the senate. We need to wake up and rise up together. People need our help.

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