President Donald Trump took a shot at Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer by noting his daughter landed a job at Facebook – just hours after Schumer called for a probe of the new Trump-appointed acting attorney general.
Trump brought up Alison Schumer, who got married Saturday and has been revealed to bank a $160,000 salary as an executive for tech giant Facebook, as he left the White House for a trip to Mar-a-Lago.
‘Schumer’s daughter works for Facebook, I just found out today, if you look at what Facebook has been doing, they have explaining to do,’ said Trump, on a day when the stock tumbled and the firm remained under fire for its failure to stem Russian election interference during the campaign.
‘They are Democratic — Schumer’s daughter worked for Facebook, nobody knew that until now,’ Trump said.
President Donald Trump took a shot at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., by noting that his daughter works for Facebook. Executives of the tech firm have also donated to Schumer’s campaign
The president’s comment came as several reporters were pinging him with questions on multiple topics simultaneously.
Alison Schumer’s gig was the topic of a Fox News report on Tuesday, as well as a New York Post story. Both are favorite outlets of the president.
The senator’s youngest daughter wedded Elizabeth Weiland in Brooklyn on Sunday, according to the Post.
The 29-year old’s position is as a product marketing manager. She first got a job at the firm out of college, then left and returned.
The New York Times reported that Schumer applied pressure to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner to back off an investigation into Facebook.
The attack came on a day when Schumer called for a probe of the communications of Matthew Whitaker, acting U.S. attorney general, regarding special counsel Robert Mueller
President Trump made the comment to reporters Tuesday
But it was another investigation that could have gained President Trump’s attention.
On Tuesday, Schumer called on the Justice Department’s inspector general to probe the communications of the Trump-designated Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.
Schumer wants the IG to probe whether he had access to confidential information about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
Trump named Whitaker, a loyalist who had criticized the probe, when he ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Facebook employees have given a total of $50,000 to Schumer’s campaign.
Before he was president, Trump himself was previously a financial contributor to Schumer’s campaigns.
Sen. Schumer’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment.