Harry Reid has done put his foot in his mouth again -- and this time he might really wish he'd been more careful with his words. The Senate Majority Leader called Chinese President Hu Jintao a "dictator" on Tuesday -- the same day Hu arrived on a diplomatic visit to the U.S. to discuss their at-times rocky relationship.
"I am going to go back to Washington tomorrow and meet with the president of China. He is a dictator," Reid told local TV talk show "Face to Face with Jon Ralston."
"He can do a lot of things through the form of government they have." The inflammatory remarks were made after Ralston asked if Reid thought the lame-duck tax cut deal was a good one.
The Nevada senator quickly backtracked from his statement. "Maybe I shouldn't have said dictator, but they have a different type of government than we have and that's an understatement," Reid said.Answer Question
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Answer by parrishsky at 3:13 PM on Jan. 19, 2011
1) I don't think what he said THIS time was a big deal.
2) Reid is one of the reasons TERM LIMITS should be put in place like YESTERDAY..he is OLD and OUT of TOUCH
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