This is an endorsement Trump supporters can be proud of.
“Look, we’ve gotten along fine,” Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid is quoted by The Hill as saying. “With that bunch of people running, I’m kind of pulling for him.”
Reid added, “Oh, I remember the good old days when he did a fundraiser or two for me.”
Reid backed off his endorsement later, saying Trump is a “hateful demagogue who will do immeasurable damage to our country,” which is what he says about all Republicans, though Donald Trump isn’t one.
Reid’s remarks apparently were in response to comments by Trump on television earlier:
But I’ve always had a great relationship with Harry Reid. Frankly, if I weren’t running for office, I’d be able to deal with [Pelosi], I’d be able to deal with Reid — I’d be able to deal with anybody.
But I think I’d be able to get along very well with Nancy Pelosi and just about everybody. Hey look, I think I’ll be able to get along well with Schumer, Chuck Schumer. I was always very good with Schumer. I was close to Schumer in many ways.
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, not so much.
Of course, what this is really all about is money, life blood of politics.
Pelosi sent out an email plea today stating:
President Obama has emailed you.
Vice President Biden has emailed you.
And now I’m emailing you. That’s how serious this is.
The Republicans outraised us by $2 million last month. And I hate to say it, but the Republicans could outraise us for the second month in a row. We’re dangerously behind our goal with only three days until the Fundraising Deadline.
That’d be a huge problem for our chances to win a Democratic Congress.
I’m asking for your help to avoid kicking off the Election Year with a major loss.
Will you pitch in $5?
There were also links for other amounts, up to $250 or some other amount.
Reid’s endorsement is in the opposite vein as the one for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who can brag that none of his fellow senators has endorsed him. Now, there is a ringing endorsement.