Harry Reid bashes Trump. Trump returns fire. Left goes ballistic because Reid dying of cancer

Harry Reid bashes Trump. Trump returns fire. Left goes ballistic because Reid dying of cancer
Harry Reid (Image via Twitter)

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may be battling pancreatic cancer, but he hasn’t been too weak to dump on the current president whenever the opportunity arises. In a New York Times interview in January, Reid called Donald Trump “amoral,” explaining, “Amoral is when you shoot someone in the head, it doesn’t make a difference. No conscience.”

On Sunday, he was at it again. Appearing on CNN, he asserted that there was “something wrong” with Trump, adding:

Is there anything that I think that President Trump is doing right? I just have trouble accepting him as a person, and so frankly I don’t see anything he’s doing right. … In hindsight, I wish every day for a George Bush again.

All in all, it was a pretty mean-spirited attack, and not surprisingly Trump responded in kind, tweeting:

Needless to say, the Left became apoplectic that Trump would go after a dying man.

Not everyone who took Trump to task played the world’s smallest violin. Former CIA Director and Trump hater John Brennan responded to Trump by lauding Reid as a man who used his career in public service to “work selflessly on behalf of” his “fellow citizens”:

It’s an interesting comment to make about a politician who retired abruptly in 2014 after becoming the target of a corruption probe into dirty dealings that extended back decades. As a 2015 summary in Judicial Watch reminds us:

As far back as 2006 Reid was in hot water for violating Senate rules by concealing a seven-figure payoff on a suspicious land deal orchestrated by a longtime friend known for political bribery and mob ties. The influential senator secretly collected a $1.1 million profit on land he hadn’t personally owned for years. To hide the deal, Reid transferred ownership, legal liability and tax consequences to a company owned by a former casino lawyer who has been investigated by federal authorities. Months earlier Red got busted for accepting gifts from a state agency trying to influence him. In that scheme the lawmaker quietly took very expensive ringside boxing tickets from the Nevada Athletic Commission while that state agency was trying to influence him on the sport’s federal regulation.

In 2012 Reid made JW’s corrupt politician list because he was embroiled in an influence-peddling scandal involving a Chinese “green energy” client of a Nevada law firm run by his son Rory. The senator was one of the Nevada projects most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on its behalf, according to a mainstream news report. Reid’s son was an attorney at the prominent Las Vegas firm that represented the Chinese Company, ENN Energy Group, and helped it locate a 9,000-acre desert site for well below its appraised value from Clark County.

These were just two of many questionable practices Reid should have been made to answer for and would have had Barack Obama’s Justice Department not blocked the case against the senator from moving forward.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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