“I used to think that Donald Trump was not too smart,” Reid said during CNN’s “The Axe Files” interview aired over the weekend. “I certainly don’t believe that anymore.”
While saying that he doesn’t believe Trump is “intellectually a powerhouse,” Reid said the president “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’s never, never willing to debate an issue on terms that aren’t his.”
Asked what his message is for 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, Reid responded, “Anyone that thinks Trump’s going to be beaten easily should have another thing coming.”
Watch Reid’s interview below:
Trump took note of Reid’s remarked as he thanked the former senator for calling him “very smart.”
“Thank you Harry, I agree!” Trump tweeted on Monday morning.
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
Additionally, during the CNN interview, Reid slammed congressional Republican, regarding the impeachment inquiry led by Democrats, as he said, “We have these Republicans who are afraid to speak out against things that he does that are absolutely wrong and they know they’re wrong.”