Trump rips Harry Reid for 'failed career' after ex-Dem leader slams him in interview

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE on Monday slammed former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidLobbying World Mitch McConnell is not invincible Seven big decisions facing Biden in 2020 primary MORE (D-Nev.) for trying to "put a good spin on his failed career" after Reid gave an interview in which he heavily criticized the president.

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"Former Senator Harry Reid (he got thrown out) is working hard to put a good spin on his failed career," Trump tweeted less than an hour after the publication of Reid's interview with CNN, in which the former senator said he had trouble accepting Trump “as a person.”

"He led through lies and deception, only to be replaced by another beauty, Cryin’ Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer wants investigation into Chinese-designed New York subway cars Getting serious about infrastructure Schumer calls on McConnell to hold vote on Equality Act MORE," Trump added, taking a shot at current Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer wants investigation into Chinese-designed New York subway cars Getting serious about infrastructure Schumer calls on McConnell to hold vote on Equality Act MORE (D-N.Y.).

 

Reid opted not to seek reelection in 2016 after 30 years in the Senate.

Reid, 79, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. He told CNN he is in remission thanks to early detection and intense chemotherapy.

In an interview published Monday morning, Reid was asked whether he has anything positive to say about Trump.

"I just have trouble accepting him as a person, so, frankly, I don't see anything he's doing right," Reid said.

He added that he respects former President George W. Bush despite their political differences and that the 43rd president "would be Babe Ruth in this league that he's in with Donald Trump in the league."

Reid, who served in the Senate from 1987 to 2017, has previously called Trump "amoral” and "without question the worst president we've ever had."