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Harry Reid calls Trump the "worst president we've ever had"

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President Trump and former Sen. Harry Reid. Photos: Getty Images

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called President Trump "amoral" and "the worst president we've ever had" in a profile by Mark Leibovich for The New York Times Magazine.

The big picture: The 79-year-old Nevada Democrat was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and "does not have long to live," according to Leibovich. Reid also defended his consequential 2013 decision to remove the legislative filibuster for judicial appointees, which has allowed Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to push through dozens of Trump nominees, saying, "We had over 100 judges that we couldn’t get approved, so I had no choice. Either Obama’s presidency would be a joke or Obama’s presidency would be one of fruition."