Harry Reid offered a little tongue-in-cheek on the Senate floor Wednesday during a discussion about Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. When asked about Trump’s supposed willingness to work with Democrats should he become president, Reid reminisced about the past:
"Oh, I remember the good old days when he did a fundraiser or two for me," he said.
Reid also said he’s “pulling” for Trump to win the Republican nomination, judging by the larger field.
Reid isn’t the only Democrat for whom Trump has raised money. The businessman has defended the donations as mere business transactions and incentives to earn favors from politicians. Most controversially, he provided millions to the Clinton Foundation, a charitable corporation run by his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Those funds, he indicated, were successful in convincing the Clintons to attend his wedding.
Reid caught himself for making light of Trump’s momentum in the 2016 race, which he reiterated is dangerous for the direction of the country. He proceeded to walk back the comments:
"There's some things I shouldn't joke about," he said from the Senate floor. "The danger of a Donald Trump candidacy to our country is not a joke."
Trump and Reid won't have to worry about getting along should the former prove victorious - Reid is retiring this year.