- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 15, 2016

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday by calling him a “human leech.”

“He is a spoiled brat raised in plenty who inherited a fortune and used his money to make more money, and he did a lot by swindling working men and women,” the Nevada Democrat said on the floor of the U.S. Senate. “Trump is a human leech who will bleed the country and sit at his golf resort laughing at the money he has made.”

Mr. Trump has said he would be “the greatest jobs-president that God every created.” He told CNN in September 2015 that he would take jobs “back from China, from Japan and Mexico.”

“China dumps all their stuff with us — and I’m not complaining about that — but I have friends who are manufactures. They cannot get their product into China. If they’re going to do it to us, we have to do it to them,” he told the network Sept. 3, 2015.

An analysis of the Trump Organization by CNN Money at the time credited the real-estate developer with creating 34,000 jobs, although a “generous estimate” would put the number closer to 67,000.

Mr. Reid’s personal attacks on the Republican were reminiscent of the time he told Del Sol High School in Nevada that then President Bush was a “loser.”

“I think this guy is a loser,” the senator told teenagers on May 6, 2005. He later apologized for the remark.

Mr. Reid retires when his current term ends in January.

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