Trump thanks Reid for warning Democrats not to underestimate him

Trump thanks Reid for warning Democrats not to underestimate him
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE in an early morning tweet on Monday thanked former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Bottom Line Lobbying world MORE (D-Nev.) for warning Democrats not to underestimate him in 2020.

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“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!”

 

Reid told CNN’s David AxelrodDavid AxelrodDavid Axelrod: Bloomberg entry 'not exactly a vote of confidence' in Biden Trump thanks Reid for warning Democrats not to underestimate him Reid warns Democrats not to underestimate Trump MORE during an interview on “The Axe Files” aired over the weekend that he used to think that Trump was “not too smart.”

“I certainly don't believe that anymore,” he said.

The Nevada Democrat added 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.”