Last updated on August 14, 2019
On May 26, ABC News reported that President Donald Trump sided with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s comment regarding 2020 presidential candidate and former vice president, Joe Biden.
“Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual.” President Trump said in a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “He probably is based on his record. I think I agree with him on that.”
President Trump also expressed in a tweet (courtesy of ABC News) Saturday his lack of concern over the short-range missile test conducted by the North Korean dictator.
President Trump’s tweet regarding North Korea’s missile testing | photo courtesy of Patterico’s Pontifications
“North Korea fired off some small weapons,” President Trump said, “which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me.”
According to The Hill, President Trump later argued that he was speaking up for Biden, stating that what he called Biden (a low IQ individual) is “much softer”, in comparison to “low IQ idiot” (what Kim Jong Un called Biden).
The Trump campaign stated in an NBC News article that Biden’s comments were “rich”, given that he had previously criticized the Trump administration while in Germany earlier this year. The campaign also stated that Trump has managed to get further with Kim Jong Un than the Obama administration.
“Unlike the Obama – Biden administration,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said (courtesy of NBC news), “which failed to make any progress with North Korea, President Trump has actually increased the pressure and gotten them to the negotiating table.”
Biden’s deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, stated that the President’s comments are below his (the President’s) office.
To be on foreign soil, on Memorial Day, and to side repeatedly with a murderous dictator against a fellow American and former Vice President speaks for itself
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