During ABC’s “The View,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) admitted Democrats have an opportunity to take control of the U.S. Senate in the midterm elections because “Americans of all political affiliations” were “upset” with the way President Trump has ”conducted” the presidency.
Schumer said, “I think we have a very, very, very good chance of taking back the House. But here’s the real surprise; we have a much better chance of taking back the Senate than anybody ever imagined.”
He added, “I really think it. We have a tough map. You know, we have ten senators running, Democrats, in states that Trump won. But when you look at each individual state and see how strong these candidates are and I’ll tell you the number one issue in America whether you’re in a blue state, purple state or red state is health care. People can’t afford health care. They can’t get health care. They know that Donald Trump and the Republicans are trying to take it away from them, and we are going to give them better and stronger health care. And it resonates not just in New York but in every state, even the reddest states of the country. So I am really optimistic that we can get this done. And furthermore, so health care is an important issue, jobs are an important issue, but Donald Trump has broken his promises to people. You know he campaigns to sort of a populous. He said ‘I’m going to be against the Democratic establishment and the Republican establishment.’ ”
”He gets in office and he embraces not the average Republicans but even the hard right, and they did these tax breaks for the wealthiest people. They wanted to repeal health care for 30 million Americans. They wanted to undo all our environmental laws. They want to cut back on Roe v. Wade. They want to cut back on any reasonable restrictions on guns. That’s not what the American people bargained for, and they’re learning it. Guess where they seem to be learning it more than any other place? The very midwestern states that swung the election for Trump back in 2016. So it’s good.”
He closed, “There’s a view out there that Democrats and many moderate Republicans, women, are so upset not just with Trump’s policies but the way he’s conducted the presidency, the narcissism, the ego, the decisiveness, the picking on people, the bullying. Americans of all political affiliations don’t like that and that’s having a real effect as well.”