Reid: Trump Is ‘Frankenstein’ Built By Republican ‘Hatred’ [VIDEO]

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Senate Minority Leader [crscore]Harry Reid[/crscore] took to the Senate floor to denounce Donald Trump claiming he is “the Republican Party’s Frankenstein.”

Complete with a blown up Washington Post op-ed headline reading “Trump is the GOP’s Frankenstein monster,” the Nevada Democrat on Wednesday said the “Republicans spent the last eight years stoking fires of resentment and hatred building Trump piece by piece.”

“[H]ere is something that appeared in The Washington Post headlined ‘Trump is the GOP’s Frankenstein Monster.’ This was the headline in The Washington Post opinion piece offered by Robert Kagan, a former official of the Reagan State Department who is now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute. It’s true Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s Frankenstein.”

Reid argued, “Republicans spent the last eight years stoking fires of resentment and hatred building Trump piece by piece. Today, the Republican establishment acts like it’s surprised by Donald Trump and his victories around the country. They feign outrage that a demagogue spewing vile is somehow winning in a party that has spent years telling immigrants they’re not welcome in America. They act surprised Republican voters are flocking to a birther candidate, even as Republican congressional leaders continue to support a man who refuses to distance himself from the Ku Klux Klan.”

“They express shock and outrage that republican voters cheer Trump’s school yard taunts, even as they trounce the most common courtesy extended to every president, even as they deny a fair hearing to the president’s Supreme Court nominee for the first time ever. First time in history. Republicans shouldn’t be surprised. They spent eight years laying the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump. The reality is that Republican leaders are reaping what they have sown.”

Reid said, “As Mr. Kagan said in The Washington Post opinion piece yesterday, and I quote, ‘The party’s own political crimes are being punished in a bit of cosmic justice fit for Greek tragedy.'”

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