Former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidKamala Harris to young Black women at conference: 'I want you to be ambitious' Obama calls filibuster 'Jim Crow relic,' backs new Voting Rights Act bill McConnell warns Democrats not to change filibuster rule MORE (D-Nev.) told The New York Times in a recent interview that he thinks President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 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 SchumerChuck SchumerMeadows: 'I'm not optimistic there will be a solution in the very near term' on coronavirus package Biden calls on Trump, Congress to enact an emergency housing program Senators press Postal Service over complaints of slow delivery 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 PelosiHillicon Valley: Trump backs potential Microsoft, TikTok deal, sets September deadline | House Republicans request classified TikTok briefing | Facebook labels manipulated Pelosi video Trump says he's considering executive action to suspend evictions, payroll tax Trump won't say if he disagrees with Birx that virus is widespread 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.