The New York Times Magazine – Harry Reid, who is 79, does not have long to live.
I hate to be so abrupt about this, but Reid probably would not mind. In May, he went in for a colonoscopy, the results of which caused concern among his doctors.
This led to an M.R.I. that turned up a lesion on Reid’s pancreas: cancer.
Reid’s subdued and slightly cold manner, and aggressive anticharisma, have always made him an admirably blunt assessor of situations, including, now, his own: “As soon as you discover you have something on your pancreas, you’re dead.”
I had planned to visit Reid, who had not granted an interview since his cancer diagnosis, in November, but he put me off, saying he felt too weak.
People close to him were saying that he had months left, if not weeks.
Valedictories were planned, and lifetime awards were bestowed. Efforts were underway to rename the Las Vegas airport in his honor, preferably before his own time of departure.
Reid refuses to believe that this honor will ever happen. “When I practiced law, I did a lot of personal-injury work, and I never spent one penny until that check was cashed,” he explained to me.
When I went to see him in December, he was confined to a desk near the front door of the house, unable to move without the aid of a walker that rested behind him …
Reid’s health, even before the cancer diagnosis, was a factor in opting not to seek re-election for a sixth Senate term in 2016. Over the last few months, he has had chemotherapy and two back surgeries and has suffered a range of other ordeals, some related to the accident, for which Trump delighted in mocking him.
“I think he should go back and start working out again with his rubber workout pieces,” Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post in September 2016. SOURCE.
Dying Harry Reid Snipes at ‘Amoral’ Trump
‘I was always willing to do things that others were not willing to do…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, called President Donald Trump “the worst president” the U.S. has ever seen in a recent interview with The New York Times.
“Trump is an interesting person. He is not immoral but is amoral,” Reid said in the interview published on Wednesday. “Amoral is when you shoot someone in the head, it doesn’t make a difference. No conscience,” said Reid, who once shrugged off brazenly lying about candidate Mitt Romney on the Senate floor by rationalizing that it worked.
“I think he is without question the worst president we’ve ever had,” Reid continued. “We’ve had some bad ones, and there’s not even a close second to him. He’ll lie. He’ll cheat. You can’t reason with him.”
Reid bizarrely went on to compare Trump to organized crime, likening the president to a mob boss.
Reid, who is well known for his pointed attacks against political opponents, left the Senate in early 2017 and was replaced by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Reid admitted he still follows politics closely, praising the current leadership of the Democratic Party.
“I talk to Nancy often. I love Nancy Pelosi,” he said of the Democratic House leader. “We did so many good things, and we still talk about that.”
Reid has attacked Trump since the day he announced his presidential campaign, dismissing him as a “spoiled brat,” a “con man,” a “human leech,” and “a big, fat guy” who “didn’t win many fights.”
Trump fired back during the presidential campaign: “I think he should go back and start working out again with his rubber workout pieces,” he told The Washington Post in September 2016.
Reid sustained multiple injuries during his last year in the Senate, claiming he had fallen in the bathroom while using an excercise band.
Many speculated that it was a cover-up story for something more nefarious.
Reid, who is fighting pancreatic cancer, said he does not regret his vile comments about the president: “I was always willing to do things that others were not willing to do,” he told The Times.