Former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidNo, it is not racist to question birthright citizenship McConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' MORE (D-Nev.) told The New York Times in a recent interview that he thinks President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE is “amoral” and "without question the worst president we've ever had."

The blistering comments from Reid, who has a long history of pointed remarks about political opponents, came during a series of conversations with Mark Liebovich of the Times.

Reid left the Senate in the first days of 2017, and was replaced as Democratic leader by Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJewish Democratic congresswoman and veteran blasts Trump's 'disloyalty' comments Schumer says Trump encouraging anti-Semites Saagar Enjeti: Biden's latest blunder; Krystal Ball: Did Schumer blow our chance to beat McConnell? MORE (N.Y.). 

“Trump is an interesting person. He is not immoral but is amoral,” Reid said in the interview published on Wednesday. “Amoral is when you shoot someone in the head, it doesn’t make a difference. No conscience.”


“I think he is without question the worst president we’ve ever had," Reid continued. "We’ve had some bad ones, and there’s not even a close second to him. He’ll lie. He’ll cheat. You can’t reason with him.”

Asked about comparisons made between Trump and organized crime, Reid again offered pointed criticism of what he described as a chaotic presidency.

“Organized crime is a business,” Reid said, “and they are really good with what they do. But they are better off when things are predictable. In my opinion, they do not do well with chaos. And that’s what we have going with Trump.”

In the interview, Reid acknowledged following politics closely and repeatedly said hd did not wish to discuss Schumer.

“I do not call Schumer,” Reid said, before later clarifying: “I call him once in a while — not weekly. Let’s say monthly I may call him.” 

“I talk to Nancy often. I love Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMoulton drops out of presidential race after struggling to gain traction Conservatives push Trump tariff relief over payroll tax cuts Democrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence MORE. We did so many good things, and we still talk about that,” Reid continued.

The interview also states that Reid, who is 79 years old, “does not have long to live.” 

“I hate to be so abrupt about this, but Reid probably would not mind,” Leibovich writes. 

Reid discovered he had pancreatic cancer in 2017 after results from a colonoscopy in May caused alarm among his doctors. 

“As soon as you discover you have something on your pancreas, you’re dead,” Reid said.