Donald Trump to Harry Reid in 2010 letter: 'You are amazing!'

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For months, President-elect Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid have been in the political version of a rap beef.

"I believe Donald Trump is a liar. I believe he's a bully," Reid told MSNBC.

And Trump tweeted this out Sunday: "[Chuck Schumer] is far smarter than Harry [Reid] and has the ability to get things done." Schumer is taking over Reid's leadership position after he retires.

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Mitt Romney arrives at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney arrives to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney arrives to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence (R) greet former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (L) as he arrives for their meeting at the the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: President-elect Donald Trump (C) and vice president-elect Mike Pence (R) welcome Mitt Romney (L) to the clubhouse at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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President-elect Donald Trump greets Mitt Romney as he arrives at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
US President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence welcome Mitt Romney as he arrives for a day of meetings at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 19, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey. / AFP / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
President-elect Donald Trump, center, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, right, and Mitt Romney, left, enter the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President-elect Donald Trump, center, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, right, and Mitt Romney, left, enter the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: President-elect Donald Trump (L) and vice president-elect Mike Pence (R) welcome Mitt Romney (C) to the clubhouse at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump (L) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence (R) welcome Mitt Romney as he arrives for a day of meetings at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 19, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey. / AFP / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Reid has been one of Trump's outspoken critics during the campaign and after the election. After Trump chose the former head of Breitbart as a chief strategist, Reid took to the Senate floor, saying, "As long as a champion of racial division is a step away from the Oval Office, it would be impossible to take Trump's efforts to heal the nation seriously." Reid went after Trump more explicitly, saying, "Instead of hiding behind your Twitter account, and show America that racism, bullying and bigotry have no place in the White House or in America."

But the relationship wasn't always so tense. Take a look at this short congratulatory letter from 2010 that Reid's office gave Buzzfeed after Trump's tweet. In it, the incoming commander-in-chief writes that Reid is "amazing."

The letter has gotten a lot of play in headlines, but, keep in mind, Trump had just given Reid almost $5,000 for his re-election. And in 2010, Trump wasn't the hardcore Republican he says he is now.

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The Trump-Reid feud probably isn't going to matter come January, because Reid is retiring. And his replacement, Sen. Chuck Schumer, has made it pretty clear he is willing to work with the new president moving forward.

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