Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidHarry Reid calls on Democrats to plow forward on immigration Democrats brace for tough election year in Nevada The Memo: Biden's horizon is clouded by doubt MORE (D-Nev.) on Thursday praised Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE for speaking his mind and being "authentic.”
"You may not agree with his authenticity, but he's authentic. People like that. He speaks his mind, which reminds me of me once in a while. I think that's something that's refreshing," Reid said, according to CNN.
"He just says whatever he thinks is appropriate. I think some of the stuff is not so good but he does that. People identify with that," he added.
Although Trump's style wouldn't "sell very well" with Democrats, Reid said, it's resonating with Republicans.
Reid also slammed Trump's rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate GOP campaign arm outraises Democratic counterpart in September House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure Senators call for answers from US firm over reported use of forced Uyghur labor in China MORE for continually saying the Democrats are scared to run against him. Reid laughed when asked whether the Democrats were worried about Rubio.
"He came in third in one election, in Iowa,” he said. “He came in fifth in New Hampshire. I'm not quaking in my boots, I'll tell you that."