The most powerful Democrat in the United States Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, issued an interesting challenge to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The senior senator from Nevada said in a statement, “Since Donald Trump wants to impose new tests on immigrants, he should take the one test every immigrant has to pass to become a United States citizen. He would almost certainly fail, given his general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles and functioning of our government. The fact is, Donald Trump is nothing more than a spoiled, unpatriotic drain on society who has earned nothing and helped no one.”
Reid is retiring at the end of his term in 2016 after nearly 30 years in the chamber and therefore he has no reason to shy away from speaking the blunt truth about Trump, “Unlike immigrants, Donald Trump represents none of the qualities that make America great. Immigrants work hard to get here and become Americans, while Trump inherited everything from his father and works hardest at Tweeting insults and ripping off hard-working people with two-bit scams.”
The outgoing senator then laid out his challenge to the failed businessman, “Indeed, the naturalization test is just one part of the process immigrants undergo to become citizens, but Trump would almost certainly fail that test. Immigrants make America great. Trump makes America small, petty and mean.”
The Trump campaign has not yet responded to Reid’s challenge, and considering Trump’s typical cowardice it is unlikely Trump will submit to a naturalization test. However, if he did, the results would surely be amusing to watch Trump fall flat on his face.