Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says GOP leader Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump "cuddled up together," asserting the senator from Kentucky "led the charge" that fueled Trump's ascendance as presumptive nominee.
In an interview with Politico,
the Nevada Democrat vowed to return the Senate to his party's control as the final fight of his three-decade Senate career, and that Trump will help him do it.
"Its easy to do: The Senate leadership is enthralled by Trump," he tells Politico. "'He's the guy. He's going to carry on the standards of the Republican Party.' Wow."
"My job is to tell the people that Mitch McConnell is one of the reasons we have Trump ... Everything that Trump is, McConnell led the charge."
McConnell and Trump are "cuddled up together," Reid said, noting McConnell's comment on "The Hugh Hewitt Show"
Monday that Trump would be "just fine" as president.
"I don't think he can win," McConnell added. "I would feel sad for my family, the country. That's a hypothetical, a nightmare I can't accept. As much as I disliked George Bush the second, I would never have a nightmare about it."
According to Politico, the acrimony between McConnell and Reid "has again become the talk of the clubby chamber," with McConnell's new book accusing Reid
of having a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality" — one man behind closed doors and another in front of the cameras.
Reid tells Politico the remarks were "classless," and said he has no intention of reading McConnell's new book, "The Long Game: A Memoir."
"Why should I? No, I know enough about him," Reid tells Politico. "He, more than any other one person, is responsible for Donald Trump."
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