Harry Reid Slams Mitch McConnell’s ‘Constructive Meeting’ with Trump: Republican Party Made Trump ‘a Reality’

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks January 20, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is “everything that the Republican leader and his party could ever want,” referencing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his meeting with Trump.

McConnell characterized his meeting with Trump and GOP leaders on Capitol Hill as “a very good, constructive meeting.” Reid used it as an opportunity to slam Republican leaders.

“I think that everybody felt it was quite good,” McConnell commented on the meeting, according to The Guardian. “We talked about a variety of things – both campaign and issue related.”

As McConnell praised the meeting, Reid said the need for Trump to meet with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and GOP leaders in the Senate is “the latest sign that the Republican leaders in both houses are marching lockstep with Donald Trump.”

“Donald Trump is everything that the Republican leader and his party could ever want in a nominee. His policy positions are identical to the Republican party platform,” Reid stated on the Senate floor, taking a swipe at McConnell, linking the GOP to Trump’s position on immigration. in remarks on the Senate floor.

“Trump owes his candidacy to the Republican leader and to the policies that he’s led,” Reid stated. “It was an obstructionist, anti-woman, anti-Latino, anti-Muslim, anti-middle class, anti-environment, and anti-Obama and anti-everything Republican party of the last eight years that made Donald Trump a reality.”