Schumer's message comes as the Trump administration meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He about striking a possible trade deal.
President Trump speaks to the press following a meeting at the White House with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Chief White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow believes the U.S. and China can avoid a trade war despite a multitude of issues continuing to split the two nations.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he hopes that the U.S. and China can come to an agreement over the myriad trade disputes between the two nations. One reason for that optimism is the close relationship between the two heads of state.
"Xi Jinping has used very strong language in favor of globalization, in favor of freer trade. But it would be good if he could match those statements with actions," ambassador John McCallum told CNBC.