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‘A Chuck Schumer beauty’: Trump calls for end to diversity visa program
President Trump and some of his allies on the far right have found a new culprit in Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack in Manhattan: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).
As details emerged about the incident, prominent right-wing commentators and news outlets seized on an ABC7 story reporting that the alleged attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, had come to the United States from Uzbekistan under a State Department program known as the Diversity Visa Lottery.
Officials have not confirmed that report, but Trump slammed the program and said he’ll ask Congress to “immediately” begin work to end it.
“We need to get rid of the lottery program as soon as possible,” Trump told reporters before a midday Cabinet meeting.
The president on Wednesday also criticized Schumer, who in 1990 introduced the House bill that helped create the visa program. Years later, in 2013, the New York Democrat was among a bipartisan group of lawmakers who sought to end the program. But he is still being assailed by Trump and other conservatives.
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