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Trump says he wants to meet with Schumer "ASAP" after the Senator's "terrible" border visit



President Donald Trump said late Sunday he hopes to hold a meeting with the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer (NY), in the ongoing crisis along the southern border, in the near-constant reports of dirty, overcrowded detention centers indignation raised by Congressional Democrats and human rights activists.

"Senator Chuck Schumer has gone to the southern border with some Democratic senators. That's a GREAT thing! "Wrote the president late Sunday. "… He must have seen how dangerous and bad the frontier is for our country. It is not a "manufactured crisis" as the Fake News Media and its Democratic partners tried to show. He said he wants to meet. I will call a meeting immediately!

A Schumer spokesman did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for a comment.

Schumer was one of a dozen Senate Democrats who visited a customs and border guard detention center in Texas on Friday, in which he experienced "terrible, terrible" conditions.

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UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 15: Congressman Chuck Schumer votes in Park Slope. (Photo by Evy Mages.) After weekly luncheon on Democratic politics in the US Capitol in Washington on March 21, 2017 / New York Daily News Archive on Getty Images)

New Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) discusses the upcoming Senate trial of President Clinton during the "Meet the Pre ss "by NBC on January 10, 1999 in Washington. DC. (Photo by Richard Ellis)

UNITED STATES – CIRCA 2000: Senator Chuck Schumer and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton welcome the New York delegation over breakfast at Century Plaza Hotel on the first day of the Democratic National Congress in Los Angeles. UNITED STATES – APRIL 27: Sen. Chuck Schumer and HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo confer during a press conference at HUD Headquarters in response to the gun manufacturer's lawsuit, (Photo by Harry Hamburg / New York Daily News Archive on Getty Images)

claiming that the government grants Smith and Wesson preferential treatment after they have signed an agreement on the safety of weapons. (Photo by Harry Hamburg / NY Daily News Archive About Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – CIRCA 2001: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY.) Says the editorial board Daily News. Schumer said Amtrak's $ 12 million high-speed train offer is the best solution for congestion in the region. (Photo by Pat Carroll / NY Daily News Archive on Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – NOVEMBER 27: Sen. Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) holds a press conference to announce that he is leading hearings on the use of military courts try terrorists. (Photo by Harry Hamburg / New York Daily News Archive on Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – MAY 4: Senator Chuck Schumer (2nd from right) attends the celebrations along Sixth Ave. at the Cuban Day Parade. (Photo by Andrew Savulich / NY Daily News Archive About Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – NOVEMBER 2: Sen. Chuck Schumer celebrates his victory in the re-election of the landslide at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in E. 42nd St. (Photo by Corey Sipkin / NY) Daily news archive on Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – JANUARY 24: Sen. Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., lays his hand on a petition collected by Moveon.org and signed by 39,500 people to lawmakers to urge consumers to overhaul the 2006 Telecommunications Protocol Protection Act, which fights the black market for criminals' stolen and sold call logs. General Wesley Clark, center, was on hand to tell how his cell phone records were stolen. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Appeared on the left. (Photo by Tom Williams / Appeal / Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – MARCH 15: US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) holds a briefing on March 15, 2006, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Schumer and US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced that they will be traveling to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong next week to talk to officials about practices of Chinese currency measurement, intellectual property issues and port security speak. The trip will take place ahead of a planned Senate vote on the imposition of a high tariff on Chinese goods, as an obvious retaliation for allegedly maintaining the Chinese yuan at an artificially low exchange rate. (Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images)

Senator Chuck Schumer during Gay Pride March 2006: The Battle for Love and Life on the Street in New York City, New York, USA. (Photo by Daniel J. Barry / WireImage)

Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Harry Reid (D-NV) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) attend a press conference to vote on the newly-elected Democratic majority Speaking in the Senate in Washington, November 9, 2006. (Photo by Chuck Kennedy / MCT / MCT via Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – JULY 25: Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee Senator Chuck Schumer speaks during a hearing on subprime mortgages and The Foreclosure Crisis, July 25, 2007, in Washington, DC The committee heard testimony from Cleveland, Ohio officials and families about how foreclosures have adversely affected their city. (Photo by Joshua Roberts / Bloomberg about Getty Images)

UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 23: Senator Chuck Schumer, DNY, and Senator John Kerry, D-Mass. The America's Health Future Act will continue on Tuesday, September 29, 2009. (Photo by Bill Clark / Appeal / Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 3: (AFP OUT) US Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listens to US President Barack Obama at a Senate committee meeting for Democratic Politics on February 3, 2010 in the Newseum in Washington, DC, speaks. Obama talked about a number of topics, including the state of the economy and health care reform. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool / Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 13: US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks after meeting with Attorney General Elena Kagan, President Obama's Supreme Court candidate , with the media. on Capitol Hill May 13 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Melina Mara / The Washington Post about Getty Images)

US. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to the delegates on the second night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Todd Sumlin / Charlotte Observer / MCT on Getty Images)

MEET THE PRESS – Pictured: (l-r)? Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) left and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) right appear on Sunday, January 20, 2013, in Washington DC & # 39; Meet the Press & # 39; (Photo by: William B. Plowman) / NBC / NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) joke over a deal during a press conference Principles for a Comprehensive Framework for Immigration Reforms in the US Capitol in New York Washington, DC, January 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Image credits should read SAUL LOEB / AFP / Getty Images)

Senator Chuck Schumer, a Democrat out New York, hears as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of The Federal Reserve, not seen, presents its biannual monetary policy report on Thursday, July 18, 2013, to the US Senate Banking, Housing and Civic Affairs Committee in Washington, DC, before. Bernanke gave a reason for the recent increase Long-term interest rates are the liquidation of leveraged and "overly risky" assets. Photographer: Pete Marovich / Bloomberg on Getty Images

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 3: Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and comedian Amy Schumer hold a joint press conference in New on August 3, 2015, in which plans to combat Mass shootings and gun violence will be announced in York City. This is the result of the recent shooting in Louisiana. (Photo by Steve Sands / WireImage)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 9: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks on Social Security during a press conference on Capitol Hill on February 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats are calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate and Veterans Emergency Services Act to a vote. (Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 12: US Senator Chuck Schumer attends the 70th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theater on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman / WireImage)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 27: Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) cheers on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the required number of votes to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of demonstrators and media representatives. The four-day Democratic National Convention began on July 25th. (Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Senator Chuck Schumer gives a speech as the President-elect Donald Trump looks at the Western Front of Washington the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC DC. In today's opening ceremony, Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A copy of the TIME magazine of February 20, 2017 is located in a rack in a medical office on February 15, 2017 in New York City. The face of US Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Party opposition leader from New York, can be seen on the cover. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 02: Democratic Senate chairman Charles Schumer departs after speaking at a press conference about reports by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who spoke with the Russian ambassador during the Meeting has answered questions the 2016 presidential campaign on March 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Schumer called for the resignation of Sessions and the creation of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged contact between US President Donald Trump's campaign and members of the Russian government. (Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images)




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"This is unacceptable. A child told us that in a facility on our southern border it is not even possible to brush our teeth, "the legislator tweeted after the visit . "These are people, children, children, families fleeing from violence. This is not who we are. "

Despite the President's offer, it is unclear how quickly he could hold a meeting with Schumer Trump has repeatedly tried to hold meetings with Democratic leaders to blow up or leave shortly after they start. [19659002] In May, the president abruptly stormed out of a meeting on an infrastructure proposal with Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), After he became angry over the Democrats' continued efforts to investigate his government later he marched into the rose garden and chastised the couple.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.


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