Trump thanks Reid for warning Democrats not to underestimate him

Trump thanks Reid for warning Democrats not to underestimate him
© Greg Nash

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE in an early morning tweet on Monday thanked former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Trumpification of the federal courts Trump to rally evangelicals after critical Christianity Today editorial Left presses 2020 Democrats to retake the courts from Trump MORE (D-Nev.) 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!”


Reid told CNN’s David AxelrodDavid AxelrodSanders, Warren appear to have tense moment onstage after debate Warren faces online criticism over past big donor fundraisers Krystal Ball: Media turns on Buttigieg, will this end him? 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.”