WASHINGTON ― In case no one has realized it, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) really doesn’t like Donald Trump.
He recently called the GOP presidential nominee “an American nightmare,” accusing him of being a bigot and a scam artist who refuses to release his tax returns.
On Thursday, the senator took it several steps farther, arguing that Trump is a “spoiled brat” who was born to plenty and expanded his fortune primarily by swindling poor people, the elderly, the working class, children and even his own lawyers.
“Trump won’t change. He is asking us to let him get rich scamming America,” Reid said.
He was well aware of how his comments sounded. “I know these are harsh words, but look at this man,” Reid said.
Then he ratcheted up the rhetoric even more.
“Trump is a human leech who will bleed the country and sit at his golf resort laughing,” Reid said.
Among other evidence, the senator pointed to a recent Newsweek investigation into Trump’s many business ties to U.S. allies and enemies abroad. Reid also cited his own knowledge ― as a former gaming official in Nevada ― to impugn Trump’s casino operations.
For some of the highlights of Reid’s rant, watch the video above.