Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has responded to the letter he received from President Donald Trump, who called him a "bad" leader and slammed him over "incorrect sound bites."

 

Trump's letter was a response to a letter penned by Schumer, asking the president to name a military official as a czar to oversee production and disbursement of medical equipment and invoke the Defense Production Act.  

 

"I spoke to the president late this afternoon and explained it and the result is this letter. So I'm just appalled. You know I say to the president just stop the pettiness. People are dying and so, President Trump, we need leadership. We need to get the job done. Stop the pettiness," Schumer told MSNBC's Chris Hayes. "I sent the letter with the best of intentions," Schumer added. 

He's not wrong. The letter was extremely petty.

"If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, which went haplessly on forever and ended up going nowhere (except increasing my poll numbers) and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the 'invisible enemy.' No wonder AOC and others are thinking about running against you in the primary. If they did, they would likely win," Trump wrote.

 

"The existing federal leadership void has left America with an ugly spectacle in which States and cities are literally fending for themselves, often in conflict and competition with each other, when trying to procure precious medical supplies and equipment," Schumer wrote.