Washington( CNN) The departing leader of the Senate Democrats, Harry Reid, blasted President-elect Donald Trump on Friday as having “emboldened the forces of loathe and bigotry” and said the responsibility for unifying the country is in his hands.

“The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of dislike and intolerance in America, ” Reid, the Senate minority leader, said in a stinging statement, which is a deviation from the strategy of other leading Democrats.