Speaking on the first day of the 115th session of Congress, Schumer said, ‘Making America Great Again’ requires more than 140 characters per issue,” Schumer said in his first speech as Senate minority leader on the day when the two-year 115th Congress kick-started, referring to Trump’s well-known campaign slogan.
”With all due respect, America cannot afford a Twitter presidency. We have real challenges and we need to get real things done,” said Schumer, also warning that the incoming president will fail if he sticks with a “Twitter presidency”. Many Americans are afraid, Mr. President-elect, that instead of rolling up your sleeves and forging serious policies… for you, Twitter suffices.
”There’s nothing wrong with using Twitter to speak to the American people. It’s a good use of modern media. But these issues are complex and demand both careful consideration and action. We cannot tweet them away
”If President-elect Trump lets the hard-right members of Congress and his cabinet run the show, if he attempts to adopt their time-worn policies which benefit the elites, the special interests, corporate America-not the working man and woman-his presidency will not succeed,” Schumer said,
”Maybe not in the first 90 days, but certainly not in the first two years,” Schumer said.