During the aftermath of Trump's immigration executive order, we have noticed a flurry of outcries, one of which happened to be NY Sen. Chuck Schumer (D). JFK airport, as expected, was of the most chaotic areas affected. With TSA agents in JFK eternally confused on the order and protesters rallying at the premises, things got intense, to say the least. However, Chuck Schumer's 'tears' have taken center stage.
In a tweet on January 27th, post-order signing, Schumer posted a photo of the Statue of Liberty.
There are tears running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty tonight. pic.twitter.com/X6q40dMCsN— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 27, 2017
Then on Sunday, Schumer continued to denounce Trump’s order. Following the example his Statue of Liberty post, Schumer held back tears in a conference while stating that the order was “mean-spirited and un-American.”
This, in effect, warranted a classic Trump response.
Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage,.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer. Secretary Kelly said that all is going well with very few problems. MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
Trump has just finished the issue off in a press conference declaring that Schumer shed "fake tears" and that there is a 5 percent chance that they were real.
While Trump was able to blame issues on Delta, protesters, and Schumer's tears, he was still required to clarify a number of issues as his order produced a great amount of confusion for airports, especially in relation to green card holders.
In a statement posted Sunday morning, the Department of Homeland Security stated that the restriction was, “a first step towards re-establishing control over America’s borders and national security.”