Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to the Senate floor Thursday to call Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a “notorious con artist” and a “human leech who will bleed the country.”
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) speaks on the Senate floor. (Image source: YouTube)
“Donald Trump is only trying to help one person — Donald Trump,” Reid said. “I don’t care if he wants to be president or city commissioner, Donald Trump is in it to benefit Donald Trump.”
Citing the Trump University fraud case, Reid said Trump “has been ripping off people for a long, long time”:
Let’s be clear about Donald Trump. He is a spoiled brat, raised in plenty, who inherited a fortune and used his money to make more money. And he did a lot of it by swindling working men and women. Why would he change as president? The answer is simple: Trump won’t change. He is asking us to let him get rich scamming America.
Trump is a human leech who will bleed the country and sit at his golf resort laughing at the money he has made, even though working people have been hurt and ruined. Trump doesn’t understand the middle class. How could he? How could he understand working people, because he’s only out for Donald Trump.
Reid argued that “the integrity and security of our democracy are at stake.”
“We can’t chance the sovereignty of this nation on a con man like Trump,” he said. “Where is Sen. McConnell and Speaker Ryan when America needs their help from this person running for president?”
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