It’s never a surprise when Donald Trump spews lies on Twitter or in public, as lies have defined his entire presidency so far. Sometimes, though, his lies make so little sense that one has to wonder who he thinks believes them.
Former Sen. Harry Reid was not in any way “thrown out” of his seat as a congressman or as Senate majority leader. He retired after thirty years, which made him the longest-serving member of Congress in history, because of a serious injury followed by a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
That’s not a “failed career,” it’s a legacy. Reid was certainly much more successful at getting major legislation, like the ACA, passed while he served in Congress. Trump failed in his repeated efforts to repeal it.
Trump is undoubtedly responding to an interview Reid sat for with CNN’s Dana Bash in which he said that he hasn’t seen much from Trump that’s been positive and that even George W. Bush would be preferable to the current president. Never one to let the slightest insult slide, the thin-skinned Trump was quick to attack Reid as having had a “failed career” despite the fact that this just isn’t true.
Then, in yet another moment of pure irony from Trump, he criticized Reid’s “lying and deception” in the very next sentence. Trump only got one fact correct: some things never change, like the lying, childish man currently occupying the White House.