Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told CNN’s David Axelrod that he used to think that President Donald Trump was “not too smart.” The interview aired over the weekend on the news network.
But the former senate majority leader went on to say, “I certainly don’t believe that anymore,” he said.
The Nevada Democrat noted that he doesn’t think Trump is “intellectually a powerhouse, but he is basically a very, very smart man.”
“No matter what the subject, any argument he involves himself in, it’s on his terms. You’re always arguing against him. He never, never is willing to debate an issue on terms that aren’t his,” he said.
When asked what advice he would give to a candidate running against Trump, Reid responded, “Well, what I say initially, and I say it right here in your show, anyone that thinks Trump’s going to be beaten easily should have another think coming.”
Trump responded to Reid’s comments in an early morning tweet on Monday and thanked him for warning Democrats not to underestimate him in 2020.
“Former Democrat Senator Harry Reid just stated that Donald Trump is very smart, much more popular than people think, is underestimated, and will be hard to beat in the 2020 Election,” Trump tweeted.
“Thank you Harry, I agree!”
Former Democrat Senator Harry Reid just stated that Donald Trump is very smart, much more popular than people think, is underestimated, and will be hard to beat in the 2020 Election. Thank you Harry, I agree!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2019
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