Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has no qualms about sharing his thoughts on President Donald Trump, a man Reid views as having “no conscience” and operating from an “amoral” place.
In an interview with New York Times Magazine, published on Wednesday, the 79-year-old former senator from Nevada also called Trump "the worst President we've ever had", noting that, “We’ve had some bad ones, and there’s not even a close second to him.”
He added: “He’ll lie. He’ll cheat. You can’t reason with him.” Once more, a hint of wonder crept into his voice, as if he was describing a rogue beast on the loose in a jungle that Reid knows well.
“Trump is an interesting person. He is not immoral but is amoral. Amoral is when you shoot someone in the head, it doesn’t make a difference. No conscience.”
He also disagrees that Trump is a pessimist, telling the magazine, "I think he's a person who is oblivious to the real world."
Reid, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last spring, does not regret his decision to walk away from Washington as Trump waltzed into the White House:
Leaving Washington on the eve of Trump’s takeover, Reid insisted that he was happy to be escaping. Maybe, he allowed, it would have been different if Hillary Clinton had won. But “with this, no,” he told New York magazine at the time. “I’m not going to miss it.”