U.S. Republicans have only themselves to blame for Donald Trump, a 'monster' spawned by their constant partisan opposition to all major Obama administration initiatives, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Wednesday. Trump's rise has alarmed many establishment Republicans, who are both critical of his positions and skeptical he can win the White House. Reid, known for occasionally delivering controversial statements on the Senate floor, said Trump was now the Republican standard-bearer, but he could destroy the party. 'The reality is that Republican leaders are reaping what they've sown,' Reid said, recounting seven years' worth of staunch Republican opposition to Obama's initiatives.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.