Harry Reid: Donald Trump the ‘Worst President We’ve Ever Had’

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks at Center for American Progress Action Fund, in Washington, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Reid accused the House and Senate Republican leadership of “moral cowardice” for failing to stand up to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the New York Times Magazine that President Donald Trump is the worst United States president ever.

“I think he is without question the worst president we’ve ever had,” Reid said. “We’ve had some bad ones, and there’s not even a close second to him.”

Reid, who has pancreatic cancer and “does not have long to live,” spoke to New York Times Magazine writer Mark Leibovich about Trump.

The former senator called Trump dishonest and amoral.

“Trump is an interesting person. He is not immoral but is amoral,” he said. “Amoral is when you shoot someone in the head, it doesn’t make a difference. No conscience.”

He added, “He’ll lie. He’ll cheat. You can’t reason with him.”

Reid described Trump as a different kind of force in Washington, DC, making it difficult for Democrats to legislate.

“You can’t legislate when you have a chief executive who’s weird, for lack of a better description,” Reid said.

Reid has never been an admirer of President Trump, especially during the 2016 presidential campaign.

In September 2016, during a speech on the Senate floor, Reid ripped Trump as a “spoiled brat,” a “con artist,” and a “human leech.”

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