Schumer on Trump/Putin Face-to-Face

Senate Minority Leader wants leaders to discuss...

Mike Baggerman
July 07, 2017 - 3:00 am

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HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Chuck Schumer didn't make the trip to the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, but said during his visit to Hamburg, New York, that President Trump should discuss election meddling in his one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir on Friday.

"We don't want it to ever happen again," Schumer said. "It doesn't matter if it happened or not. The fact that a foreign country is trying to mess with our election is a bad thing for everyone and he should bring it up with Putin."

Schumer said he didn't know if Trump would bring up the topic or not on Friday. He did explain that the Senate voted 98-2 to implement sanctions on Russia and hoped the House of Representatives would pass a bill as well.

The senator called Putin a bully.

"We've got to send a signal to Putin," Schumer said."Ask the people in Lithuania, Latvia, Astonia, Poland, and Hungary. Many of whom who came to this area are from that place. Russia is a bully to them. They're afraid of him. Especially the Poles."

Schumer also explained that he wants the United States to be tougher on China and stop North Korea from having nuclear weapons. 

 

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