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Harry Reid Comes Out of Retirement to Smack Donald Trump

Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Former Senate Majority Leader, said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s effort to stop birthright citizenship is “profoundly wrong” because the president used a 1993 speech from Reid to justify his racist and unconstitutional proposal.

“This president wants to destroy not build, to stoke hatred instead of unify. He can tweet whatever he wants while he sits around watching TV, but he is profoundly wrong,” Harry Reid eloquently explained.

Reid’s statement comes after Donald Trump named him with a Wednesday tweet where the president lied that children who are born in America to undocumented immigrants aren’t protected by the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

“Harry Reid was right in 1993, before he and the Democrats went insane and started with the Open Borders (which brings massive Crime) “stuff.” Don’t forget the nasty term Anchor Babies. I will keep our Country safe. This case will be settled by the United States Supreme Court!” Donald Trump said in his hateful tweet.

Not long after Reid’s statement, Trump embarrassingly sent out another tweet which attacked the senator, who has cancer, and included a clip of the former senator’s floor speech in 1993.

“Harry Reid, when he was sane, agreed with us on Birthright Citizenship!” Donald Trump said rudely and immaturely in the tweet.

Harry Reid has repeatedly apologized for the opposition to birthright citizenship, and described himself during a 2006 speech as being “so apologetic.” He reiterated that on Wednesday by saying that his legislation and his comments were a “mistake.”

“In 1993, around the time Donald Trump was gobbling up tax-free inheritance money from his wealthy father and driving several companies into bankruptcy, I made a mistake,” Harry Reid said.

He also said that immigrants of all kinds “are the lifeblood of our nation.”

“In my 36 years in Washington, there is no more valuable lesson I learned than the strength and power of immigrants and no issue I worked harder on than fixing our broken immigration system. I had the privilege of learning from heroes like Astrid Silva who came to this nation as a little girl and has emerged as a powerful leader. Immigrants are the lifeblood of our nation. They are our power and our strength,” Harry Reid said.

Trump lied on Tuesday that he can end birthright citizenship via executive order, something that legal scholars say he can’t do because it would require an amendment to the Constitution.

The racist plan would violate the 14th Amendment. The amendment guarantees that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

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