Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has “an intolerance for fat people,” according to a new profile.
Reid will make comments to aides “who seem to be getting portly” and his office staff is “suspiciously slim,” according to an upcoming piece in the New York Times magazine.
That intolerance apparently extends to animals, too.
When then-President George W. Bush invited Reid to the White House for coffee during his final days in office, the president’s dog walked in and Reid said to the president, “Your dog is fat.”
As for his own physique, the skinny Democratic leader dons black Lycra stretch pants at least twice a week to practice yoga with his wife in their DC apartment.
Other juicy tidbits in the profile, which the Times previewed on its website Wednesday, include that Reid has a Grateful Dead poster signed by the band’s members hanging in a bathroom at his house.
He also revealed that his tenure as the chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission inspired a character in Martin Scorsese's movie "Casino."
The magazine comes out in the Sunday paper. To read the preview, click here.