Sep 13, 2017, 7:16 PM ET

What President Trump has said about Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi

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President Donald Trump is going to be having dinner with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi at the White House tonight -- and there could be some awkward dinner conversation.

Trump has repeatedly blasted both Democrats in the past.

Pelosi, the House minority leader, has been in Trump's cross-hairs less frequently than Schumer, the Senate minority leader -- but both have faced the president's ire.

As a fellow New Yorker, Trump has interacted frequently with Schumer through the years, and has even made political contributions to him, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

But that hasn't stopped the president from taking him to task.

Trump gave Schumer a slew of nicknames, including "Head Clown," "Fake Tears" and "Cryin' Chuck."

He has also called Schumer a bad leader, not a natural leader, poor leader, and someone who was leading the Democrats to doom.

In spite of those insults, Trump did compare Schumer favorably to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

"I have always had a good relationship with Chuck Schumer. He is far smarter than Harry R and has the ability to get things done. Good news!" he wrote on Twitter in November after the election.

As for Pelosi, Trump has sarcastically criticized her leadership in one tweet, and linked her with Schumer as a form of insult in another.

"I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out. That would be very bad for the Republican Party – and please let Cryin’ Chuck stay!" Trump wrote in a June tweet.

In March, he called for them both to be investigated: "I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it."

Tonight's dinner is not the first time that the Democratic pair have made a trip to the White House in recent weeks. The last time they were at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they agreed to a plan to repeal the debt ceiling.

PHOTO: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer makes a point to President Donald Trump in the Oval Office prior to his departure from the White House Sept. 6, 2017 in Washington.Alex Wong/Getty Images
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer makes a point to President Donald Trump in the Oval Office prior to his departure from the White House Sept. 6, 2017 in Washington.

The topics that are reportedly going to be discussed tonight include protections for Dreamers under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and efforts to stabilize the health care insurance markets, according to sources familiar with the meeting.

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  • Seabreeze Oceana

    Maybe instead of hitting the 97% of us to get your rich cesspool billionaires even uglier richer try this American Middleclass Agenda, dummie Donnie:

    Maybe instead of hitting social programs, these idiots should look at cutting the following "wealth" programs; Tax Breaks for CEO bonuses ($7 billion/year) (Bonuses are written off and not taxes as regular income) That $7 billion could single handedly fund the annual budget for the National Science Foundation. Tax cuts for luxury corporate jets ($300 million/year) (as "security costs") This is approximately 50 percent of the annual budget for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Big oil subsidies ($37.5 billion/year) the Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated a total of $34.3 billion toward tenant-based rental assistance ($19 billion), project-based rental assistance ($8.7 billion), and general public housing programs ($6.6 billion) Pharmaceutical subsidies ($270 billion/year). The money saved could pay for the annual $270 billion in insurance costs from Obamacare that would help more Americans get access to healthcare. Capital gains tax breaks ($51 Billion/year) (If taxed as ordinary income) $51 billion per year in savings could fund two-thirds of the annual budget for food stamps. Handouts to Big Ag ($18 billion/year) via "Crop Insurance". This $18 billion in corporate welfare is more than NASA’s annual budget, which has hovered around the $17 billion mark since 2009. Welfare for Wall Street ($83 billion/year). If we were to force the big banks to borrow at the same interest rates as every other bank at a rate of $83 billion per year, that would be enough to double the current federal budgets for highway spending ($48.6 billion), Head Start ($10.1billion), the Environmental Protection Agency ($7.89 billion), nutrition assistance for women, infants, and children ($6.2 billion), the National Parks Service ($3 billion), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ($2.39 billion), with $5 billion left over. Export-Import bank subsidies ($112 billion). But what's worse is the fact that the GOP is going to defend Trump for as long as they feel they feasibly can, simply because his sheer stupidity and asinine tweets make a convenient smokescreen to keep the media distracted while the Republicans continue to loot and plunder the citizens of this country and rape its lands, all to profit themselves and their donors. Remove this Traitor and Treasonous Trump Crime Family Ring.

  • Seabreeze Oceana

    Maybe instead of hitting the 97% of us to get your rich cesspool billionaires even uglier richer try this American Middleclass Agenda, dummie Donnie:

    Maybe instead of hitting social programs, these idiots should look at cutting the following "wealth" programs; Tax Breaks for CEO bonuses ($7 billion/year) (Bonuses are written off and not taxes as regular income) That $7 billion could single handedly fund the annual budget for the National Science Foundation. Tax cuts for luxury corporate jets ($300 million/year) (as "security costs") This is approximately 50 percent of the annual budget for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Big oil subsidies ($37.5 billion/year) the Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated a total of $34.3 billion toward tenant-based rental assistance ($19 billion), project-based rental assistance ($8.7 billion), and general public housing programs ($6.6 billion) Pharmaceutical subsidies ($270 billion/year). The money saved could pay for the annual $270 billion in insurance costs from Obamacare that would help more Americans get access to healthcare. Capital gains tax breaks ($51 Billion/year) (If taxed as ordinary income) $51 billion per year in savings could fund two-thirds of the annual budget for food stamps. Handouts to Big Ag ($18 billion/year) via "Crop Insurance". This $18 billion in corporate welfare is more than NASA’s annual budget, which has hovered around the $17 billion mark since 2009. Welfare for Wall Street ($83 billion/year). If we were to force the big banks to borrow at the same interest rates as every other bank at a rate of $83 billion per year, that would be enough to double the current federal budgets for highway spending ($48.6 billion), Head Start ($10.1billion), the Environmental Protection Agency ($7.89 billion), nutrition assistance for women, infants, and children ($6.2 billion), the National Parks Service ($3 billion), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ($2.39 billion), with $5 billion left over. Export-Import bank subsidies ($112 billion). But what's worse is the fact that the GOP is going to defend Trump for as long as they feel they feasibly can, simply because his sheer stupidity and asinine tweets make a convenient smokescreen to keep the media distracted while the Republicans continue to loot and plunder the citizens of this country and rape its lands, all to profit themselves and their donors. Remove this Traitor and Treasonous Trump Crime Family Ring.

  • finethen

    Looking at the current leadership of the Democrats is like looking at extinct dinosaurs. With an average age of 64 years old, their days of being puppets for the Clintons is coming to an end. With the loss to someone like Trump, the younger Dems are getting ready for a house cleaning.

  • lloydc1234

    Trump, at heart, is very liberalish.

  • Cornelia Beaverhausen

    These two are foxy and will play him like a violin.
    He doesn't stand a chance against real political savvy.
    They have him outsmarted and they know it.

  • Robert Maxwell

    My impression is that Trump made the deal chiefly for two reasons.

    1. He did it to spite the Republicans, who would not do what they're told.

    2. It was a long meeting. Trump grew bored and distracted and wanted it over with.

  • borderraven

    Senile Queen Nancy has been in the barn too long and needs to be put out in the pasture. She is a prime case for 12 YEAR LIMIT for congress.

  • Ursus Sapiens

    Twitter. Rhymes with a slang term for a toilet starting with "sh", which is where Trump's legacy is swirling.

  • snake

    Kudos to Schumer & Pelosi for running over Trump again tonight. He agreed to make DACA permanent and drop the wall in exchange for a border security bill.

  • John Rawls

    thanks abc for reporting on the name calling!

  • Murfski

    Hasn't anyone figured out that these are all politicians? Politicians say whatever will push their agenda forward. States(wo)men say what they believe. We have far too many politicians, and far too few statesmen and stateswomen.

    In politics, sincerity is very important; once you learn to fake that, you're on your way.

  • BannedSimplyForPosting219

    I assume tomorrow ABC will post an article entitled "What Democrats Have Said About President Trump", and they will include the calls for his assassination in the article, right?

  • snake

    With Mueller holding The Sword of Damocles of impeachment and preparing to indict his family members for colluding with Russia Trump seems to have changed his attitude. Chuck & Nancy recognize a desperate weasel and will roll Trump for everything they want.