On Monday, President Donald Trump accused Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) of shedding “fake tears” over the plight of refugees banned from entering the country after Trump’s executive order. The president mocked the senator, asking whether he’d hired an “acting coach.” By Tuesday, he still hadn’t let up his bullying, tweeting a message calling the senator “Fake Tears Chuck Schumer.”
In a message posted to Instagram following Trump’s tweet, Schumer’s star comedian cousin, Amy Schumer, came to his defense, first with some tough love.
“I know chuck Schumer and HE CANNOT act trust me. He can barely smile on cue,” the comedian wrote. “He can’t help but be transparent and genuine. He was hurt for those people and all the people facing such unconstitutional injustice.”
The outspoken “Trainwreck” actress ― who was one of many celebrity participants at the recent Women’s March ― also called on her followers to join efforts to resist the president’s executive order as she anticipates other future civil rights violations by the new administration.
“Tell your friends who say ‘I’m just not political’ that that doesn’t cut it anymore,” Schumer wrote.
“If you live somewhere where youve never even met a Muslim person and it feels like this doesn’t really affect you. It does. A Muslim ban is so unconstitutional and cruel. They are good, hard working people,” she stated.
While they don't exactly run in the same circles, the comedian previously teamed up with her senator cousin to call for a new approach to gun control after a shooter killed two people at a "Trainwreck" screening in 2015.