The White House said Wednesday that President Trump does not blame Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer for Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City, despite the president’s tweets taking aim at the top Democrat.
“The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Charles Schumer beauty. I want merit based,” Trump tweeted after the NYC attack.
“Let me be really clear: The president did not blame Sen. Schumer and doesn’t feel that the senator is responsible for the attack,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.
Sanders said the Trump administration believes “very strongly that the individual who carried out the attack is responsible and no one else.” Read more at The Hill.