The entire field of Republican presidential candidates running for the White House in 2016 is comprised of "losers," according to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Reid is famous for the mean-spirited, unforgiving lines he uses against his political opponents, and he played to type in an interview with CNBC that aired Wednesday. When asked what he thinks about the GOP presidential field, he said:
"I don't really care. I think they're all losers."
Reid also went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), after insisting that he wasn't trying to be mean along the way.
"I don't mean to be mean-spirited, but he is a lump of coal," he said. "He believes that coal is the salvation of the world."
Reid has been criticized recently for accusing 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for not paying his taxes, and refusing to cite any evidence he had to make that claim. When asked earlier this month what evidence he has, Reid dodged the question entirely.
He did the same thing in the CNBC interview. "Why didn't he release his taxes?" Reid asked instead.
In March, a government report said Reid used his political clout to get a visa for a foreigner who otherwise would not have received one, but Reid later dismissed that report as something that was written by a "bunch of whiners."
Reid had nothing but good things to say about President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, who is running for president. Reid said Democrats should skip the primaries altogether to let Hillary run without any Democratic challengers in the way.
"I am not a big fan of primaries, I don't think they help, especially when there's someone as noted as Hillary," he said. And he said that whenever he gets off the phone with Bill Clinton, Clinton ends by saying, "Harry, I love you."
In 2013, the New Republic gathered a list of 13 lines Reid has said, including that he "can't stand" Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and that President George W. Bush is "a loser."
Reid also said Bush is a "liar," and said Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "has been an embarrassment to the Supreme Court."
Last year, Pat Gray of TheBlaze's Pat & Stu Show declared Reid to be the "worst living human being on the planet," in part for caying anyone who is complaining about the implement of Obamacare is a liar.
Reid acknowledged to CNBC that he has seen some hints that perhaps not everyone likes him.
"I think a lot of people, as I read it, kind of don't like me as a person," he said. "I think that's unfortunate."