Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid punched right back at Donald Trump for poking fun at his grisly eye injury, calling the GOP presidential nominee a “con artist” and rapping Republican leaders for not getting answers from the New York billionaire.
“Donald Trump can make fun of the injury that crushed the side of my face and took the sight in my right eye all he wants — I’ve dealt with tougher opponents than him,” Reid said in a statement to POLITICO Thursday night. “I may not be able to see out of my right eye, but with my good eye, I can see that Trump is a man who inherited his money and spent his entire life pretending like he earned it. In Searchlight, we learned a thing or two about hard work that Trump may not have learned at his boarding school.”
This is the second cycle in a row that Reid (D-Nev.) has engaged in nearly daily hand-to-hand combat with the Republican nominee. In 2012, Reid floated rumors that Mitt Romney failed to pay any income tax — genteel stuff compared to his war with Trump. Reid is retiring in January after 33 years in Congress.