Donald Trump could not pass the test immigrants are required to take in order to become United States citizens, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Monday.
"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," Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement. "He would almost certainly fail, given his general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles and functioning of our government."
Trump, who Monday afternoon is delivering a speech in Youngstown, Ohio on national security, is proposing ideological tests for newly arrived immigrants.
The Trump campaign said the test would help keep the nation safe and preserve the American way of life.
But Reid harshly criticized the idea of administering such tests to immigrants, who he said work hard to become citizens and also sign up for military service.
"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," Reid said.
Reid called Trump "nothing more than a spoiled, unpatriotic drain on society who has earned nothing and helped no one."