Donald Trump told Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer in a phone call he likes him more than his GOP brethren House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a source close to the transition team said.
The NYPost reports,
During a recent phone call, the president-elect “said to Schumer he likes Schumer more than Ryan and McConnell because they both wanted him to lose,” the source said. “They are Republicans and Trump knows they didn’t support him.”
A rep from Schumer’s office would not comment on private remarks between the two men.
Trump ridiculed Ryan on Twitter and at rallies during the campaign and teased both Republican leaders, saying they “weren’t in love with me” before the election but they “love him” afterward.
Trump has described his relationship with the incoming Senate minority leader as “very good” and “close” in interviews.
They have spoken several times since the election, sources said.
“These two fellas are both New Yorkers. Washington is like a cafeteria table. You sit where you know,” said a Capitol Hill source.
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