President Barack Obama spoke candidly about his critics at a fundraising event on Monday evening.
"It's hard for me to express how much I love Harry Reid," Obama said, according to the pool report from the evening. "We were doing a little reminiscing and then figuring out how we're going to deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems."
Fresh off a vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Obama said that he felt "refreshed, renewed, recharged, a little feisty."
Obama was speaking at a fundraiser in Nevada for Catherine Cortez Masto, the former state attorney general who is running to replace Reid in the U.S. Senate. Reid announced his retirement in March.
Obama didn't specify which opponents or problems he was referring to, but Politico speculated he was talking about critics of the Iran nuclear deal. Later in the address, which lasted about 13 minutes according to pool reports, Obama urged Congress not to block the accord.
"The world is counting on us for leadership around the world," Obama said.
Many Republicans, as well as some Democrats, have spoken out against the deal. Reid endorsed the Iran deal on Sunday, a huge boost for the agreement, which needs the support of 34 senators in order to move forward.
Obama Calls Opponents 'Crazies' In Fundraiser Speech
Sasha, Malia, Michelle & Barack Obama
Malia, Sasha, Michelle, Barack
President Barack Obama, with daughters Malia and Sasha and first lady Michelle Obama, watch musical performances at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington.