Retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid isn’t too happy with the election. Having a lot of colorful descriptions, he said Trump was “a sexual predator who lost the popular vote” and argued the win bolsters hate groups and terrorists. He also added that Trump “wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and he must begin immediately.” Yikes!
As other Democrats tip toe around the subject, offering tentative olive branches to Trump in hopes of working together (for now), this guy just doesn’t care who hears him. What do you think of this?
By Jordain Carney
“The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America,” Reid said in a statement Friday. “White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear.”
“Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America,” he said. “I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours of Americans living in fear of their own government and their fellow Americans than I can remember hearing in five decades in politics.”
He added Friday that the country “must find a way to move forward without consigning those who Trump has threatened to the shadows” and appeared to blame the media for articles that “breathlessly obsess over inauguration preparation,” arguing it normalizes Trump’s rhetoric.
“If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate,” he said.
“Winning the electoral college does not absolve Trump of the grave sins he committed against millions of Americans. Donald Trump may not possess the capacity to assuage those fears, but he owes it to this nation to try. “