The always classy Harry Reid took to the Senate floor on Thursday to demand Trump take action against a reported spike in hate crimes after the 2016 election.
"Two days ago I came here and called upon our president-elect to rise to the dignity of his office. I called upon Mr. Trump to take responsibility for his rhetoric and his actions to work to heal the wounds that he created," the outgoing Minority Leader said. "Our president-elect has chosen to do none of the things to this point… There's only one person who can bring a stop to that quickly, and that's the president-elect. Our nation is looking at Donald Trump."
Senator Harry Reid apparently paid no attention to Trump’s highly publicized interview on 60 Minutes, the first public interview since his victory. Trump vehemently opposed any hate crimes and repeatedly called on actors of such crime to “stop it.”
Trump’s victory speech on election night was given rave reviews by pundits from both sides of the political spectrum. Trump reached out to all Americans when his victory was apparent. Also, Trump’s visit to the White House with President Obama earned strong marks from viewers as a sign of good faith from both men.
On the other hand, Reid’s language post-election has been nowhere near the stratosphere of “healing.” On the Friday following Election Day, Reid called Trump a “sexual predator” who fueled his campaign with “hate” and “bigotry.” Reid even questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s victory, citing his loss of the popular vote.
How on Earth is this meant to unify a nation after a long fought election battle? Now Reid is calling on Trump to heal wounds after he’s been stoking the flames with gasoline? Perhaps Harry Reid should call out the mass protests across the nation over a democratically elected president-to-be. Numerous reports of Trump supporters being beaten up, even having a car stolen, has made waves across the news.
Should we expect a man who openly lied about the past Republican presidential nominee to take the high road? For those who may have forgotten, Reid claimed during the 2012 election that a source told him that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes in years. After the allegation was revealed to be bogus, Reid laughed it off.