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In Wake Of Terror Attack, Trump Fails Yet Another Leadership Test

Trump never misses a chance to divide the nation.
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Life goes on in New York City this morning, but of course Trump is using yesterday's terror attack as an opportunity to take shots at his opposition. Morning Joe's Willie Geist reports.

"So it's a scary moment here in New York City, but as for the tweets from the president of the United States, first tweeting 'The terrorist came into our country through what is called the Diversity Visa lottery program, a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based.'

"He continued, 'We are fighting hard for merit based immigration, no more Democrat lottery systems. We must get much tougher and smarter' and then he tagged Fox & Friends. His third tweet of the morning, 'Senator Chuck Schumer helping to import Europe's problems said Colonel Tony Shaffer. We will stop this craziness.'"

Imagine that. He thinks anyone who appears on Fox is an expert.

Geist went on to say that hours after the attack, "The president is now blaming this, pinning this on the senator from the state of New York, Chuck Schumer."

"He's not going to gain anything by it in the short-term," Joe Scarborough said.

"As I was saying, this is a time that presidents in the past have come together, certainly after 9/11 they praised the NYPD, they praised the fire department, they praised other first responders, we're doing that again today," he said.

Not Trump. He's a rat caught in Mueller's trap. Never let it be said he put country over self-interest.

Oh, and that visa program? Ted Kennedy who introduced the bill in 1989. Bush signed it in 1990. Most Republicans in the House voted for it. Every Senate Republican at the time voted for it.

Sen. Schumer, who knows a thing or two about politics, responded thusly:

And Sen. Jeff Flake adds the cherry on top:

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