On Tuesday afternoon in New York City, a rented Home Depot truck plowed through the streets and killed eight innocent people, while injuring over a dozen. After the suspect exited the vehicle, he shouted "Allahu Akbar" before being shot my police and taken into custody, which has since sparked a partisan war of words.

Trump's blame game

It appeared like any other Halloween in lower Manhattan when 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov committed an act of terror on the innocent lives of Americans in New York City. Saipov had a pellet gun and a paint-gun that he waved after fleeing his truck, which ultimately led to his arrest.

Law enforcement found ISIS-related propaganda in the truck, and the suspect has been reported to have been celebrating the attack from his hospital bed ever since. In response, Donald Trump voiced his anger on social media, calling for an increase of the "extreme vetting" system since Saipov was originally from Uzbekistan and only came to the United States in 2010. In addition, Trump took to Twitter again on November 1, this time targeting the Democratic Minority leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, for what he believes caused the attack.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday morning, Donald Trump ripped into Sen.

Chuck Schumer for helping to pass what he believes led the attack in question. "The terrorist came into our country through what is called the 'Diversity Visa Lottery Program,' a Chuck Schumer beauty," Trump tweeted out, before adding, "I want merit based."

In a follow-up tweet, Donald Trump elaborated on his thoughts.

"We are fighting hard for Merit Based immigration, no more Democrat Lottery Systems," Trump wrote, while stating, "We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter)." As response, Chuck Schumer wasted no time hitting.

Schumer on Trump

Not long after Donald Trump's critical remarks, Chuck Schumer lashed out at the president in a statement of his own, before doing so on the Senate floor.

After praising how former President George W. Bush handled the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Schumer went on to compare the current president to his Republican predecessor. "President Trump, where is your leadership?" Schumer asked. "The contrast between President Bush’s actions after 9/11 and President Trump’s actions this morning could not be starker," he added.

Moving forward, Chuck Schumer then accused Donald Trump of using the attack in New York City to push his own political agenda. The senator said that Trump was "politicizing and dividing America," while adding "he always seems to do at times of national tragedy."