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Former Sen. Harry Reid is still a force for the Democratic Party. He’s built a well-oiled political machine that liberal lawmakers say is turning Nevada blue, and he remains an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.
Reid took his criticism to CNN on Sunday — but he didn’t see THIS backlash coming.
In a wide-ranging interview with host Dana Bash, Reid did everything he could to undermine Trump’s agenda. What he said sparked criticism from the White House — as well as outrage from Reid’s own party.
While trying to attack Trump, it seems Reid only succeeded in hurting himself. Reid told CNN he wishes for the days of former President George W. Bush. He said he wishes Bush were back in office “every day,” and said the 43rd president was like “Babe Ruth” compared to Trump.
“He and I had our differences,” Reid said. “But no one ever questioned his patriotism. Our battles were strictly political battles.”
Critics from both the liberal media and conservatives jumped on Reid’s nostalgia for Bush, saying it was misplaced.
Reid spent eight years battling the former president on everything under the sun — and is doing the same exact partisan gamesmanship to Trump.
Reid frequently called Bush a “loser” and a “liar.” Now, he admits he was only crying wolf for political points?
By the way, Reid uses these same nasty terms to describe Trump too. For example, he’s called the president a “con man” and a “human leech”
in many interviews. In typical Trump fashion, the president used Twitter to respond to Reid’s interview.
“Former Senator Harry Reid (he got thrown out) is working hard to put a good spin on his failed career. He led through lies and deception,
only to be replaced by another beauty, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer. Some things just never change!”— @realDonaldTrump
But it wasn’t just the White House upset with Reid’s attacks. Liberals blasted Reid, saying that Bush and Trump were the same because they were both Republicans — and that, according to liberals, makes them undeniably evil.
“There are differences, but they mostly come down to style: Bush appears more amiable than Trump,” The Week wrote in an article condemning Reid’s nostalgia. “But the presidency isn’t a congeniality contest. In all the ways that matter, the two men are far too similar.
It seems Reid didn’t make anyone happy with his comments. Maybe it’s time he start enjoying his retirement, and finally stay out of the spotlight?