Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) jumped into the Trump fray at his weekly press conference today, chiding Republicans for not calling out his other “low-life” qualities.
Reid was asked what he thought of Donald Trump giving out Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) cell phone number at campaign rally in South Carolina today after calling him a “stiff” and an “idiot.”
Graham, who had called Trump a “jackass” for saying Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) captivity didn’t make him a war hero, tweeted afterward, “Probably getting a new phone. iPhone or Android?”
“Republicans — there are 16 of them now running for president — they are stomping all over themselves running to jump on Trump for criticizing John McCain,” Reid said.
“I agree with them for doing that, but in the process — because I think that if there were ever an American hero, somebody that spent almost six years in a prison camp, half of them in solitary confinement and a good part of that solitary confinement being tortured, his broken shoulder being re-broken and on and on with all the torture that he had to go through. So John McCain is truly a hero, a war hero.”
So, Reid continued, “the Republicans running for president are jumping all over themselves trying to say that’s such a bad thing for him to do, why don’t they talk about some of the other things that Donald Trump does that aren’t so good?”
“Immigration, all the other things that he does that are so low-life?” Reid added.
“So I would tell my Republican colleagues, I’m sorry that Lindsey — that somebody has his cell phone number, but Trump has done a lot more than outing his cell phone number. He’s done some really bad things that the Republicans are afraid to criticize. Why? Because Donald Trump is in the mainstream — most Republicans what they’re doing — talking about. That’s why he’s leading the polls by double digits.”