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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCummings says Ivanka Trump not preserving all official communications Property is a fundamental right that is now being threatened 25 states could see severe flooding in coming weeks, scientists say MORE on Monday slammed former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidBernie campaign 2.0 - he's in it to win it, this time around Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’ Senate confirms Trump court pick despite missing two 'blue slips' 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 Schumer4 in 5 Americans say they support net neutrality: poll GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar MORE," Trump added, taking a shot at current Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer4 in 5 Americans say they support net neutrality: poll GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar 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."