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Schumer makes loud scene; interrupts meal to Trump-shame patron at posh NYC restaurant, witness says

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THIS is the man chosen to lead the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate?

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lost it Sunday night when he crossed paths with a well established Democrat at a East Side restaurant, attacking the man’s wife for voting for Donald Trump.

In a classless move, Schumer caused a scene when he began yelling at Joseph A. Califano Jr. and his wife, Hilary, who were having a quiet dinner, Page Six reported.

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A confrontation that resulted in the most powerful Democrat in Congress standing on a New York City sidewalk calling the president of the United States “a liar,” according to one witness.

Califano Jr. served in the Carter administration as secretary of health, education and welfare and was a domestic policy adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson.

More from Page Six:

Onlookers said Schumer was incensed that Hilary — the daughter of William S. Paley, the founder and chairman of CBS — had voted for Trump, even though her husband, Joseph, is a well-known Democrat.

One witness said of the restaurant rant, “They are a highly respected couple, and Schumer made a scene, yelling, ‘She voted for Trump!’ The Califanos left the restaurant, but Schumer followed them outside.” On the sidewalk, Schumer carried on with his fantastical filibuster: “ ‘How could you vote for Trump? He’s a liar!’ He kept repeating, ‘He’s a liar!’ ”


And while a Schumer spokesperson denied that a heated exchange took place, Califano’s wife confirmed the incident.

“Sen. Schumer was really rude . . . He’s our senator, and I don’t really like him,” Hilary told Page Six.

“Yes, 1 voted for Trump. Schumer joined us outside and he told me Trump was a liar,” she said. “I should have told him that Hillary Clinton was a liar, but I was so surprised I didn’t say anything.”

The incident attracted the attention of several noted conservatives, who shared their thoughts of good ol’ Chuck on social media:

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