Harry Reid denied fabricating the explanation for his eye injury in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood. TREACHER: Why Isn’t Harry Reid Suing The Manufacturer Of That Exercise Band?
“In the last few days, a bunch of people are saying, ‘Reid, he didn’t have an exercise accident. He got beaten up by the mob,'” Harwood said.
“It shows the credibility of Rush Limbaugh. He’s the guy who got that started,” Reid responded. “Why in the world would I come up with some story that I got hurt in my own bathroom with my wife standing there? How could anyone say anything like that?”
“I think a lot of people, as I read, they kinda don’t like me as a person, and I think that’s unfortunate,” he added.”
Reid also called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a “lump of coal” and remarked that all the Republican candidates for 2016 are “losers.”
“Mitch McConnell just sent out letters to states saying don’t follow through on Obama’s climate plan,” Harwood told the Nevada senator and minority leader.
“I don’t criticize McConnell for doing that. He comes from a coal state. I don’t mean to be mean-spirited, but he is a lump of coal,” Reid said. “He believes that coal is the salvation of the world. I don’t believe that.”
When asked by Harwood what he thought about McConnell’s press release following Reid’s retirement announcement not including the term “friend,” Reid joked that the Kentucky senator “should have had me help write the press release.”
“How do you see the Republican fights? Who’s the Republican nominee likely to be?” Harwood asked.
“You know, I don’t really care. I think they’re all losers,” Reid said flatly.