(THE HILL) Retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is breaking his silence on Donald Trump's victory, calling the president-elect "a sexual predator who lost the popular vote" and arguing his win bolsters hate groups and terrorists.
"The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America," Reid said in a statement Friday. “White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear."
He added that if the president-elect "wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and he must begin immediately.”
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