Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said his view of President Donald Trump has changed over time.
Reid was critical of Trump when serving in the Senate, calling him a “con artist,” but in a recent interview he said Trump is a “very smart man.”
“I used to think that Donald Trump was not too smart. I certainly don’t believe that anymore. I don’t think he’s, 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,” Reid said during an Axe Files interview on CNN that aired Saturday. “He never, never, is willing to debate an issue on terms that aren’t his.”
David Axelrod, former White House advisor to President Obama, asked Reid if he had advice for the Democratic candidate who runs against Trump in 2020.
“Anyone that thinks Trump’s going to be beaten easily should have another thing coming,” Reid said.