Harry Reid: Trump Presidency Is ‘A Nightmare I Can’t Accept’

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called the possibility that Donald Trump may win the presidency a “nightmare I can’t accept.”

“I don’t think he can win. I would feel sad for my family, the country,” Reid said in an interview published Wednesday in Politico. “That’s a hypothetical, a nightmare I can’t accept. As much as I disliked George Bush the second, I would never have a nightmare about it.”

Reid argued that Senate Republicans, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are “enthralled by Trump,” and that it is his job to show the public just how “cuddled up together” they are.

“My job is to tell the people that Mitch McConnell is one of the reasons we have Trump. … Everything that Trump is, McConnell led the charge.”

When asked by Politico about Reid’s comments, McConell spokesman Don Stewart responded that “given all the problems at home and abroad, you’d think maybe Sen. Reid would want to spend at least part of his time” [focusing on the economy, national security and health care].

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