Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid released a blistering statement on Donald Trump after he defeated Hillary Clinton. Reid said, “If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.”
Trump admitted in the recently released video that he is a sexual predator who grabs women by the pussy so Reid wasn’t wrong.
Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser for Trump, threatened legal action over Reid’s remarks. Apparently, she wants Reid to be more ‘politically correct.’
“I find Harry Reid’s public comments and insults about Donald Trump and other Republicans to be beyond the pale,” Conway said, according to the New Civil Rights Movement. “And he should be very careful about characterizing somebody in a legal sense. He thinks — he thinks he’s just being some kind of political pundit there, but I would say be very careful about the way you characterize it.”
Wallace interrupted Conway to ask whether she was was suggesting that Trump might sue Reid. Trump does threaten lawsuits all the time, by the way.
“No, I’m not suggesting that at all,” Conway said. “I’m suggesting — I’m calling for responsibility and maturity and decency for somebody who has held one of the highest positions in our government, in a country of more than 300 million people.”
Conway went on to blame Reid for the anti-Trump protests across the country.
“A lot of these protesters are not there peacefully, are not there because they just want to express themselves and make a point or make the difference. They are there for nefarious conditions, they’re booing us, spitting on us,” she said. “They’re causing all kinds of havoc. You know, he has to stop. He has a responsibility. Harry Reid has a platform to do good here and he ought — he ought to rise to the occasion and do that.”
Trump administrations threatens to jail democratic senate leader. But the nazi comparison is TOTALLY overblown. https://t.co/d71Mg1GnbI
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) November 13, 2016
I want to be optimistic. But jailing/suing Senators who criticize u is exactly the descent into madness we feared. https://t.co/w9OQD7IMrX
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 13, 2016
Badass Harry Reid responded in the best way possible:
It only took five days for President-elect Trump to try to silence his critics with the threat of legal action. This should shock and concern all Americans.
Trump has always used threats and intimidation to silence his critics. Now he wants to silence a discussion of the acts of hate and threats of violence being committed in his name across the country. Silencing this discussion normalizes hate and intimidates the victims.
The facts are stark and shocking. Since Trump was elected, acts of hate against Muslims, Jews, women and people of color have spiked dramatically. The KKK is planning a parade to celebrate Trump’s victory because the KKK sees Trump as their champion. Today, a headline in one newspaper reads, ‘Popular neo-Nazi site urges readers to troll liberals into suicide,’ while another reads, ‘Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than 9-11.’
But instead of rising to the responsibility of his office, Trump is hiding behind his Twitter account and sending his staff on TV to threaten his critics.
If this is going to be a time of healing, Trump must take action immediately to stop the acts of hate and threats of violence that are being committed in his name across the country. Trump owes the nation leadership, not petty attempts to silence his critics.
And nowhere in Conway’s rant did she mention the women, Muslims and blacks who have been hunted down by Trump supporters. To say “he has to stop” because Reid expressed his thoughts on Donald Trump, is taking a shot at the First Amendment. We’re sure Donald will give her a cookie for that.
She did say it’s up to Obama and Hillary Clinton to calm the protesters, however, they’ve already expressed a desire for a peaceful transition of power. Your turn, Trump.
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