Harry Reid Recalls ‘Good Old Days’ With Trump

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Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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Senate Minority Leader [crscore]Harry Reid[/crscore] told reporters Tuesday he remembered “the good old days” when Donald Trump “did a fundraiser or two for me.”

Reid responded to a question about Trump’s assertion on MSNBC that he managed to maintain a good relationship with Democratic leaders, noting he and Trump have “gotten along fine.”

“I’ve always had a good relationship with [crscore]Nancy Pelosi[/crscore]. I’ve never had a problem. Reid will be gone,” Trump said. “I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately, obviously, I haven’t been dealing with him so he’ll actually use my name as the ultimate — you know, as the ultimate of the billionaires in terms of, you know, people you don’t want.”

“But I always had a great relationship with Harry Reid,” Trump continued. “And frankly, if I weren’t running for office I would be able to deal with her or Reid or anybody. But I think I’d be able to get along very well with Nancy Pelosi and just about everybody. Hey, look, I think I’ll be able to get along well with Chuck Schumer. I was always very good with Schumer. I was close to Schumer in many ways.”

Reid reminded reporters, however, “That was before he was running for president. I’m — with that bunch of people running, I’m kind of pulling for him.”

Senate Minority Whip [crscore]Dick Durbin[/crscore] and New York Sen. [crscore]Chuck Schumer[/crscore] reportedly smirked behind Reid as he answered the question about Trump, and Durbin told Schumer, “He’s a New Yorker!”

Later, Reid said, “All you folks should understand that I was just trying to be funny with Donald Trump, and obviously wasn’t too funny.”

“Schumer kicked me in the back of the leg,” Reid added. Schumer chimed in “And a few other places.”

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