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Trump said Chuck Schumer's tears over the travel ban were 'fake'


UPDATE 12:52 p.m.: Sen. Schumer posted a message to Facebook and did not mention his tears.

I'm going to ask him who his acting coach is.
President Trump, on Chuck Schumer

UPDATE 9:42 a.m.:

Speaking to reporters Monday morning, President Trump criticized Sen. Chuck Schumer again for crying during a press conference on Sunday, calling his tears "fake tears."

UPDATE 9:35 a.m.: After a brief break announcing his SCOTUS nomination time, Trump returned.

Trump has doubled down on claims that the news media is "the opposition party." The aforementioned tweet is no exception.

His advisor Steve Bannon, who formerly ran the alt-right news site Breitbart News, made headlines somewhat ironically, by telling The New York Times that the media should "keep its mouth shut."

UPDATE 8:33 a.m.: President Trump added one more tweet to his tweetstorm.


President Trump tweeted Monday morning that Sen. Chuck Schumer's tears caused "big problems at airports" over the weekend, but his controversial travel ban did not.

Trump said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said "all is going well," reiterating his claim made over the weekend that the ban was working out "very nicely." 

The travel ban drew protests at airports and elsewhere across the country. 

Here's more on the Delta outage Trump is referring to.

Schumer choked back tears at a press conferencing bashing Trump's order.

Time for some context

Delta's outage only affected domestic flights. Trump's travel ban targeted residents of seven predominantly Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) from entering the U.S. 

Schumer (D-NY) delivered a press conference in New York City on Sunday surrounded by families affected by the ban. The conference was not held at an airport, though New York's JFK International Airport saw some of the weekend's biggest protests

Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine)

The Department of Homeland Security said 109 people were detained as of Saturday night of about 325,000 foreigners who arrived in the U.S. 

Here's the full press conference Trump was referring to.

On Sunday, Trump reiterated his order was "not a Muslim ban."

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