Reid: Trump must 'heal the wounds' after election
© Greg Nash
 
"Two days ago I came here and called upon our president-elect to rise to the dignity of his office. I called upon Mr. Trump to take responsibility for his rhetoric and his actions to work to heal the wounds that he created," Reid said from the Senate floor. "Our president-elect has chosen to do none of the things to this point." 
 
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The retiring minority leader — who is known for his candor — pointed to a Washington Post editorial published Thursday that details a string of incidents targeting minorities since the election and argued it's Trump's "responsibility to take a stand." 
 
"There are ... sickening acts of hate, prejudice and simple meanness," Reid added. "There's only one person who can bring a stop to that quickly, and that's the president-elect. Our nation is looking at Donald Trump." 
 
The Southern Poverty Law Center reported Tuesday that more than 400 incidents of harassment or intimidation have occurred since Trump's victory.
 
Trump, during a "60 Minutes" interview that aired last weekend, called the reports of harassment "terrible" and said he would "bring this country together." 
 
"I am so saddened to hear that," he said. "And I say, 'Stop it.' If it — if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it." 
 
Reid ripped Trump from the Senate floor on Tuesday, joining a growing number of Democrats who want the president-elect to fire Stephen Bannon, who has been named as his chief strategist and White House senior counselor. 
 
Democrats argue Bannon bolstered racist and anti-Semitic views while leading Breitbart News. Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manger, defended Bannon, arguing his entire record, not just his time at the conservative website, should be examined.