Trump-Schumer Bromance Is Bad News

Schumer's accession may be good news for Trump,but whether it is good news for the country is another question.

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Donald Trump ran as a change candidate, criticizing Hillary Clinton as "secretary of the status quo." Now he's taking personnel recommendations from Sen. Chuck Schumer, who has been serving in Congress since 1981, or nearly 36 years. It is breathtaking, writes Ira Stoll.

Trump has gushed about the senior senator from New York, tweeting, "I have always had a good relationship with Chuck Schumer." Trump called Schumer "far smarter" than Harry Reid, Schumer's predecessor as the Senate Democratic leader, and called Schumer's accession "good news."

Well, it may be good news for Trump, writes Stoll. But whether it is good news for the country is another question.

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