Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) defended himself on Tuesday against President Trump's accusation that Schumer was shedding "fake tears" at a press conference. During an appearance on ABC's "The View," Schumer said Trump doesn't know him, and some topics make him emotional.
"Before we do anything, you haven't really responded to that remark, so we just wanted to provide the tissues in case, you know, you start to tear up because you never know," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said.
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Schumer held up a box of tissues for the camera.
"Is there anything you want to tell him now?" Goldberg asked.
Schumer started off by saying that Trump does not know him.
"He doesn’t know me," he said. "He says he knows me—I get tearful."
To further prove that Trump was wrong, he listed other tearful events in his life, such as his daughter's wedding and seeing the movie "Free Willy."
"My daughter’s wedding, I could hardly contain it in," he said. "When Harry Reid stepped down. And here is what my family knows—Who remembers the movie, ‘Free Willy?' When Free Willy escaped, I was taking my daughters to the movie, 8 and 4, and when he escaped I started to cry and they ran out of the theater, they were so embarrassed. Trump’s got it all wrong."
Schumer then explained the importance of immigration in the United States, and said that's why he teared up talking about it during the press conference.