'No One Ever Questioned His Patriotism': Harry Reid Says He'd Take Bush 43 Back Over Trump
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that despite differences he had with President George W. Bush, he would take him back if it would rid the White House of Donald Trump.
"In hindsight, I wish every day for a George Bush again," Reid told CNN.
"I just have trouble accepting [Trump] as a person," he said.
Reporter Dana Bash reminded Reid how he has called Trump "a spoiled brat," "human leech" and "a big fat guy."
Reid said that Bush would be considered Babe Ruth "in this league he's in with Donald Trump."
"[Bush] and I had our differences, but no one ever questioned his patriotism," he added.
The 79-year-old Reid also spoke about his recent battle with pancreatic cancer.
Reid said he now feels great after undergoing treatment and is still "working hard." Bash said the illness however has taken a physical toll on Reid.
Reid said that if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency in 2016, he was prepared to suggest Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) -- now a 2020 presidential candidate -- for a Supreme Court nomination.
Reid also heaped praise on former Vice President Joe Biden and said that a couple of 2020 Democratic hopefuls have visited him in search of advice.
....Harry Reid was right in 1993, before he and the Democrats went insane and started with the Open Borders (which brings massive Crime) “stuff.” Don’t forget the nasty term Anchor Babies. I will keep our Country safe. This case will be settled by the United States Supreme Court!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
He added that remarks he made in 1993 regarding birthright citizenship that have been used by Trump as a purported example of Democratic hypocrisy were a mistake.
After the interview with Bash aired, Trump took to Twitter to slam Reid for his remarks, stating that the Nevadan led through "lies and deception."
Former Senator Harry Reid (he got thrown out) is working hard to put a good spin on his failed career. He led through lies and deception, only to be replaced by another beauty, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer. Some things just never change!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019