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Kellyanne Conway unleashes on Harry Reid after his 'beyond the pale' criticism of Trump

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Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, takes questions from the press as she arrives at Trump Tower in New York City Sunday. (Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

Donald Trump's campaign manager and top transition adviser, Kellyanne Conway, warned Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Sunday to "be very careful" when it comes to how he talks about President-elect Trump.

Conway was responding to a statement Reid's office released on Friday calling Trump a "sexual predator who lost the popular vote."

"I find Harry Reid's public comments and insults about Donald Trump and other Republicans to be beyond the pale," Conway told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. "They're incredibly disappointing. Talk about not wanting my children to listen to somebody."

Conway added that Reid, who is retiring at the end of this year, "should be very careful about characterizing somebody in the legal sense."

Wallace followed up by asking Conway if by "in the legal sense" she was suggesting that Trump might sue Reid.

"No, I’m not suggesting that at all," Conway replied. "I’m calling for responsibility and maturity and decency for somebody who has held one of the highest positions in our government in a country of more than 300 million people."

Noting President Barack Obama's "excellent" meeting with Trump on Thursday, Conway said she hopes Obama will call Reid and tell him to "cut it out."

"Everybody is looking for a peaceful transition here in the name of democracy, and you've got the Senate minority leader acting like some garden variety political pundit. That's what's got to stop," Conway said.

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