Trump Jokes About Congressman’s Disability
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid chastised Donald Trump on Friday for joking about an accident that blinded Reid in one eye.
“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 said in response to Trump’s “toxic comments.”
Reid, D-Nev., a fierce critic of Trump’s, was referring to remarks that the Republican presidential nominee made in an interview with The Washington Post that was posted online Thursday night.
The Post reporter told Trump that Reid had said 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 was quoted as saying.
Reid was exercising with a rubber resistance band in his bathroom on New Year’s Day 2015 when the band reportedly broke or slipped from his hands, causing him to spin around and strike his face on a cabinet. Reid lost vision in his right eye and suffered a concussion, broken orbital bones, and a broken rib.
“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,” Reid said. “In Searchlight (Nevada), we learned a thing or two about hard work that Trump may not have learned at his boarding school.”
Trump made his remarks the same day that Reid took to the Senate floor to blast Trump as “a spoiled brat” and “a human leech who will bleed the country.”
(h/t USA Today)
This is not the first time Trump has mocked someone’s disability. Back in November 2015, Trump mocked New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski’s muscular disorder by saying, “You should see the guy!” then waved his hands to mimic Kovaleski’s disability.