Reid Hits Back After Trump Makes Crack About His Freak Eye Injury

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After Donald Trump mocked Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) 2015 freak accident that partially blinded him, Reid came back swinging with a statement attacking Trump’s business style and charity.

In a Wednesday night interview, the Washington Post asked Trump about Reid’s comment earlier this week that Trump is “not slim and trim.”

“Harry Reid? I think he should go back and start working out again with his rubber work-out pieces,” Trump responded, appearing to reference Reid’s 2015 injury.

The minority leader lost vision in one eye and broke several bones due to an accident with a rubber exercise band in 2015. Reid responded to Trump’s crack in a statement to Politico calling Trump a “con artist.”

“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 told Politico.

“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,” he continued. “In Searchlight, we learned a thing or two about hard work that Trump may not have learned at his boarding school. Trump rips off working people with scams like Trump University. And while the people he ripped off suffer, Trump sits at the posh resort he bought with his daddy’s money, with no understanding of the misery he caused.”

Reid also knocked Trump’s “Ponzi-scheme fraud of a ‘charity.'”

“Why did Trump appear to use his charity to enrich himself and bribe elected officials who were investigating his scams? Why does Trump refuse to cut ties with business interests that would allow him to exploit American foreign policy to enrich himself? What is Trump hiding in his tax returns?” he asked in the statement.

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