Schumer: Trump the 'Most Dangerous and Worst Man' Ever to Be President

February 5, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said during a Human Rights Campaign gala address Saturday that President Donald Trump was "probably the most dangerous and worst man" to ever occupy the White House.

Animated throughout, Schumer theatrically ripped his prepared remarks in half near the beginning of his speech to the HRC, which advocates for LGBT equality.

"We are dealing with probably the most dangerous and worst man in the presidency we have ever had in the history of this nation, but we are going to win the fight," Schumer said.

Referencing the power activism had to convince President Lyndon B. Johnson to not seek reelection in 1968 when he was unpopular because of the Vietnam War, Schumer said the country now faced a greater threat than Johnson.

"My friends at HRC, we are against someone far worse than Lyndon Johnson, and the dangers to America are even greater," Schumer said. "But I have never seen such activism in the streets, such protests and resist [sic] and email and calling and writing. I have never seen that except in the Vietnam War days."

Schumer told the HRC that the top GOP target in the 2018 elections is Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.), who is the first openly gay U.S. senator in American history.

"If we can take back the Senate, that means that I will have the sole power to determine what goes on the floor of the Senate, and that will mean we will not get another backward, right-wing judge on the Supreme Court, period," Schumer said. "It means we'll be able stop Donald Trump from putting all his junk on the floor and stop the anti-LGBT cascade of things that come into the United States Senate."

"We will take this country back! ... We're going to win! We're going to win! We're going to win!" he chanted at the end of his address.