Schumer on Booing During ‘Unity’ Speech: Speaks ‘Poorly’ of Crowd That They ‘Didn’t Like It’

When Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) was asked Sunday about the crowd booing during his "unity" speech during the inauguration on Friday, he said that it speaks "poorly" of them that they "didn't like it."

CNN host Jake Tapper asked Schumer if he heard the booing and was surprised by the reaction from the crowd.

Schumer said it was "amazing" that the crowd did not appreciate his speech about unity.

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"Well, I couldn't hear much," he said. "I was told about it afterwards, but it was amazing. That speech given with any other president, with any other audience would have been cheered. It's not controversial language to say we're all Americans."

Schumer added that if the crowd did not like his speech, then it spoke more of the people in attendance than his speech.

"It's not controversial language to reach out to others who might not be exactly like you, and so the fact that people didn't like it speaks poorly of them, not of what I said in the speech," Schumer said.

After explaining the reasoning behind the speech, Schumer took another jab at the crowd.

"The fact that saying these things, which are usually accepted by just about every American, met the displeasure of the crowd, doesn't speak too kindly of that crowd," Schumer said.

Tapper started to end the segment when Schumer jumped back in to clarify his answer on the Americans in the crowd.

"I should say, Jake, the one thing I should say, just the people who booed," Schumer said. "I'm sure it wasn't most of them."