Amy Schumer Defends Chuck Schumer in Wake of Donald Trump's Mockery

FYI, those tears were real.

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Senator Chuck Schumer is one of the growing number of politicians to speak out against Donald Trump's immigration ban (opens in new tab), and he was visibly emotional while delivering statements on the topic. Trump's reaction? To accuse him of fake crying, something the senator's distant cousin Amy Schumer was not impressed with.

In the Instagram post above, the actress/comedian writes "I know Chuck Schumer and HE CANNOT act trust me. He can barely smile on cue. He can't help but be transparent and genuine. He was hurt for those people and all the people facing such unconstitutional injustice."

She continues with a call to action, asking her followers to "wake up and help" if they aren't already. To learn more about Donald Trump's immigration ban, head here (opens in new tab).

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.