Reid rips McConnell ahead of Trump meeting
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Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTrump thanks Reid for warning Democrats not to underestimate him Reid warns Democrats not to underestimate Trump Harry Reid predicts Trump, unlike Clinton, won't become more popular because of impeachment MORE (D-Nev.) early Thursday slammed Republicans ahead of their meetings with Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE, arguing they agree with the presumptive presidential nominee's controversial comments.

"Since the Republican leader is all in for Donald Trump, you can only assume he approves of Trump's calling immigrants rapists and murderers," Reid said, referring to Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFury over Trump Syria decision grows Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Trump to slap sanctions on Turkey for Syria offensive | Trump calls on Turkey to broker ceasefire | Pelosi, Graham seek deal on sanctions | Ex-Trump aide testifies in impeachment probe Trump: Let Assad, Russia or China protect the Kurds MORE (R-Ky).

Reid added that the McConnell, whom he called Trump's "highest-ranking supporter in Congress," must also agree "with Trump's view that women are dogs and pigs. You can only assume that he's not repulsed by his behavior toward women."

Reid made the comments as 10 GOP senators, including McConnell, prepared to sit down with Trump on Thursday.

GOP lawmakers are expected to use the meeting, the first since Trump became the presumptive nominee, to advise the brash candidate to tone down his rhetoric.

Reid has repeatedly used the Senate floor to lash out at Republicans, arguing they are to blame for Trump's rise.

The Democrat added Thursday that Trump "owes his candidacy" to McConnell.

"So Donald Trump and the Republican leader should have a long, long conversation," Reid said. "At some point in their conversation, Donald Trump should thank the senior senator from Kentucky."

Reid also ripped Republicans as "obstructionist, anti-woman, anti-Latino, anti-Muslim, anti-middle class, anti-environment, anti-Obama and anti-everything" during the President Obama's administration.