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Harry Reid: 'Trump is a spoiled brat and a human leech'


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War of words between Donald and Harry.

WASHINGTON — Better to suffer a disabling injury than to be a con man like Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested Friday after the Republican presidential nominee belittled an accident that left the Nevada Democrat blind in one eye.

Reid has been hammering away in recent days and weeks at Trump’s morals, hypocrisy, lack of fitness to lead America and even his physical fitness, with the latter attack stemming from Trump’s criticism of Hillary Clinton’s health.

Reid said earlier this week that Trump wasn’t in much of a position to criticize his Democratic rival because he “is 70 years old, he’s not slim and trim, he brags about eating fast food every day.”

Asked about that remark in a Washington Post interview, Trump, who once infamously mocked a disabled reporter, responded with a similar sort of wit, belittling Reid for the injury the senator suffered while working out with exercise bands more than a year ago.

One of the bands popped, and Reid crashed into a cabinet. He broke ribs and bones in his face, requiring multiple surgeries. Reid cannot see from one eye and still uses a cane.

The way Trump’s mind works, that was fodder for a put down when the Post’s Robert Costa mentioned the “slim and trim” line.

“Harry Reid? I think he should go back and start working out again with his rubber work-out pieces,” Trump said.


Reid was indignant, but it gave him one more opening to slam just about everything about Trump.

“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,” Reid said in a statement Friday. “I may not be able to see out of my right eye, but with my good eye, I can see that Trump is a man who inherited his money and spent his entire life pretending like he earned it.”

“In Searchlight [Nevada, where Reid was raised], we learned a thing or two about hard work that Trump may not have learned at his boarding school,” Reid added.

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