REID SAID WHAT? OH WAIT, NO HE DIDN’T, HE’S TAKING HIS LOVE-FEST WITH TRUMP BACK …
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says of Donald Trump, “Look, we’ve gotten along fine. With that bunch of people running, I’m kind of pulling for him.”
Hmm, looks like Harry Reid got the collective stink eye and an ear full from Democrats after he made the comment that he was pulling for Donald Trump. Reid no sooner made the comment when he was forced an hour later to hold a presser stating that he was joking. Senate Minority Leader Reid said, “Obviously it wasn’t very funny, Schumer kicked me in the back [of the] leg,” he said. “I’m watching with pleasure the Republicans fumbling around. … I just think it has made a mockery of our Republican Party.”
Makes you really wonder, doesn’t it?
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) backpedaled Wednesday after joking that, among the current Republican presidential field, he’s considering backing Donald Trump for the nomination.
“Look, we’ve gotten along fine,” the Democratic leader told reporters. “With that bunch of people running, I’m kind of pulling for him.”
Reid made the remark after the GOP front-runner touted his ability to work with top Democrats in Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader.
Asked about Trump’s statement, Reid added, “Oh, I remember the good old days when he did a fundraiser or two for me.”
Reid quickly walked back his comments, apologizing for joking about supporting Trump — whom he called a “hateful demagogue who will do immeasurable damage to our country.”
“There’s some things I shouldn’t joke about,” he said from the Senate floor. “The danger of a Donald Trump candidacy to our country is not a joke.”