Amy Schumer has defended her politician cousin after U.S. leader Donald Trump picked on him for crying on camera during an emotional attack of the President's immigration ban.
Trump took aim at New York Senator Chuck Schumer on Tuesday (31Jan17) morning, accusing him of crying "fake tears" and "acting" his way through a denouncement of the President's bid to keep Muslims from seven nations out of America.
The leader tweeted: "Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess) - just like Dem (Democratic) party!"
He also poked fun at the Senator during an early morning press conference, prompting Trainwreck star Amy to fire back on her relative's behalf.
She took to Instagram to defend her cousin and wrote: "This is what he (Trump) was thinking about at 621am. This was his tweet after his first soldier died. Also 8 Yemeni women and 7 children died and trump called the raid ‘successful’.
"Also 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 added: "Trump is about to bombard us with so many awful decisions. His Supreme Court pick will be terrifying and he will try and stop same sex adoption and all our other nightmares. We can’t get burnt out or overwhelmed and distracted. We need to stay focused and organized. Tell your friends who say 'I’m just not political' that that doesn’t cut it anymore. We need people alert and fighting for each other’s rights.
"Tell your sheltered friends to wake up and help. If you live somewhere where you've never even met a Muslim person and it feels like this doesn’t really affect you... We need to wake up and rise up together. People need our help."