FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2016 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid lashed out at Donald Trump as a “con artist” after the Republican presidential nominee suggested the lawmaker resume exercising with the equipment that left him blind in one eye last year. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) (AP)

Harry Reid unleashed: Senate minority leader calls Donald Trump a "human leech"

The name-calling and insults continue as Reid responds to Trump's insult about his eye injury


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Grace Guarnieri
September 16, 2016 11:35PM (UTC)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid lashed back at Donald Trump in multiple statements this week with several impressive insults. In addition to calling Trump a “human leech,” and “a notorious con artist,” Reid also faked left and swung right by saying that Trump “would turn America into a big scam, like Trump University.”

Trump responded to Reid in a  Washington Post interview on Thursday night, saying, "Harry Reid? I think he should go back and start working out again with his rubber work-out pieces," a jab at Reid's very serious eye injury cause by rubber work-out bands that left him blind one eye. Trump made the remark when the Post's Robert Costa revealed that Reid had said that Trump wasn't "slim and trim."

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Reid responded to Trump's response Friday morning by saying, "Donald Trump can make fun of the injury that crushed the side of my face and took the sight in my right eye all he wants — I've dealt with tougher opponents than him," according to USA Today.

The senator has also continuously attacked Trump's lies and antics in recent weeks in order to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. According to The Huffington Post, Reid even called out GOP politicians who "support" their tangerine-tinged candidate in a statement made Friday, saying, “But Senator  [Mitch] McConnell and Speaker  [Paul] Ryan want to leave town for another two months, just a few weeks after returning from the longest summer recess in more than half a century. And the Republican Congress has shown nothing but blind obedience to Trump, going so far as to hold a Supreme Court seat open for six months in the hopes that Trump can fill it,” said the senator from Nevada.

Reid made it abundantly clear that as representatives of the Republican Party both Ryan and McConnell do not have “the public’s interests at heart.”

Now to wait patiently for Trump’s reply.


Grace Guarnieri

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