Chris Cillizza recently wrote another post complaining about what Harry said about Romney’s taxes in 2012.
Few politicians, though, are as willing as Reid to speak publicly about their disregard for the truth in pursuit of victory. His view on how to win in politics is both remarkable and remarkably depressing.”
How often does Cillizza believe Harry Reid has lied compared to Donald Trump who Cillizza doesn’t find depressing at all?
For the record, it’s not so clear that Reid did lie. When he said it, Romney hadn’t released the two years he’d release in October.
And if Romney paid-pretty low-taxes in a couple of years, this didn’t mean he didn’t pay zero other years. We still don’t know as Romney never released it.
Meanwhile. Cillizza is not ‘depressed’ at all by Trump’s pathological lying. Indeed, in his email interview with Norm Ornstein last week he claimed that there has been too much ‘elitist’ criticism of Trump.
Anyway, Harry Reid was on fire in the Senate today. Besides the line about Trump losing his Daddy’s money, he had a number of three baggers:
“Seeking to shake up a tight presidential race, Harry Reid declared Tuesday on the Senate floor that Donald Trump is a “swindler” who is “not as rich as he would have us believe” — as the Nevada Democrat moved to reprise the 2012 strategy that saw him hammer Mitt Romney repeatedly over his tax returns.”
“The Senate minority leader called out Trump for declining to release his tax returns several times on Tuesday, suggesting that it’s because those documents would show that Trump has far less wealth than he’s claimed. Trump has said his net worth is $10 billion.”
Politico is so cute: ‘Trump has said’ as if he ever should receive the benefit of the doubt. They should include the numbers from the fact checkers which show 70% of what he says is a bald faced lie.
“He was born with an inheritance but lost his daddy’s wealth … that’s why Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns. That’s certainly one of the reasons, of course: He is not worth nearly as much as he claims to be. That’s a secret he doesn’t want anyone to know,” Reid said in a scathing speech. “He wants everyone to think he’s this big, rich, rich man.”
“With just a handful of congressional days in session before the election, Reid is unleashing increasingly heated attacks on Trump and Senate Republicans supporting him. Last week he called Trump a “human leach” and suggested the business mogul is overweight, dropping the kinds of political bombs that most pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats wouldn’t touch.”
“Quoting Trump, Reid said that the GOP presidential nominee’s personal wealth fluctuates with the financial markets — which Reid said is cover for a man he said will be “scammer-in-chief.”
“Simply put, Trump is faking his net worth because he doesn’t want us to know that he’s not a good businessman,” Reid said. “Since 2008, Trump has not donated a single penny to his own charity … does he have money to donate? He says he does, but he doesn’t.”
Frank Thorp has a list of Harry dingers:
Reid: “If elected, Donald Trump would be the scammer-in-chief. Trump is a fraud…”
Reid on Trump University: “He’s done some doozies, but that’s one of the best, the best scams.”
Reid calls Trump a ‘flim-flammer,’ saying he “cheats charities.”
This may be my favorite line other than the one that made the title:
“Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid calls the Trump Foundation “Donald Trump’s personal ATM machine.”
Yet, Cillizza that both sides do it hack, is seriously claiming that Harry Reid and not Donald Trump is the one who has a serious problem telling the truth.