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Harry Reid: ‘I’m Kind of Pulling for’ Trump

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Wednesday that he’s considering backing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

“Look, we’ve gotten along fine,” Reid said. “With that bunch of people running, I’m kind of pulling for him.”

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According to The Hill, Reid then tried to walk back his comments.

Asked about Trump’s statement, Reid added, ‘Oh, I remember the good old days when he did a fundraiser or two for me.’

Reid quickly walked back his comments, apologizing for joking about supporting Trump — whom he called a ‘hateful demagogue who will do immeasurable damage to our country.’

‘There’s some things I shouldn’t joke about,’ he said from the Senate floor. ‘The danger of a Donald Trump candidacy to our country is not a joke.’

On Tuesday Donald Trump appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and spoke of his good relationship with Reid. From the Washington Times:

‘I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I’ve never had a problem,’ Mr. Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” ‘[Harry] Reid’s going to be gone. I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately obviously I haven’t been dealing with him, so he’ll use my name as the ultimate … of the billionaires in terms of people you don’t want.’

‘But I’ve always had a great relationship with Harry Reid,” Mr. Trump said. “Frankly, if I weren’t running for office, I’d be able to deal with [Pelosi], I’d be able to deal with Reid — I’d be able to deal with anybody.’

‘But I think I’d be able to get along very well with Nancy Pelosi and just about everybody,’ he said. ‘Hey look, I think I’ll be able to get along well with Schumer, Chuck Schumer. I was always very good with Schumer. I was close to Schumer in many ways.’


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