Trump and Kim Jong-un ‘AGREE in their assessment’ Joe Biden is a ‘Swampman’ and a ‘low IQ individual,’ Sarah Sanders says
- President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ‘agree in their assessment’ that Joe Biden is a ‘swampman’ and ‘low IQ individual’
- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the two were in agreement
- ‘They agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden,’ Sanders said on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’
- Sanders was asked about a tweet where Trump wrote he ‘smiled’ at Kim’s description of the former vice president
- Biden often criticizes Trump for his relationship with Kim
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ‘agree in their assessment’ that Joe Biden is a ‘swampman’ and ‘low IQ individual,’ White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday.
‘They agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden,’ Sanders said on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’
‘The president doesn’t need somebody else to give him an assessment of Joe Biden. He’s given his own assessment a number of times. I think you’ve seen it. I’m sure you’ve covered it on your program. The president watched him and his administration with President Obama fail for eight years,’ she added.
President Donald Trump – seen here with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the state visit to Japan – agrees with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Joe Biden
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump and Kim ‘agree in their assessment’ of the former vice president
Sanders was asked about a tweet the president posted Saturday after it was revealed North Korea conducted missile tests.
Trump said that he smiled when he heard Kim Jong-un cal former Vice President Joe Biden ‘swampman’ and a ‘low IQ individual.’
In a tweet where he misspelled Biden’s name, Trump wrote: ‘North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me.
‘I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Bidan [sic] a low IQ individual, & worse.
‘Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?’
Trump, who later deleted the tweet and re-posted it with Biden’s name spelled correctly, was referring to a recent piece published by state-run media in North Korea.
The editorial was full of insults hurled at Biden, who was labeled a ‘fool of low IQ’ and an ‘imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being.’
NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Sanders ‘why Americans should not be concerned that the president of United States is essentially siding with a murderous authoritarian dictator over a former vice president in the United States?’
North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un (left) called former Vice President Joe Biden (right) ‘swampman’ and a ‘low IQ individual,’ President Trump claimed in a tweet
Trump also dismissed concerns about recent missile launches from North Korea and said he was confident that the country’s leader, Kim, would keep promises that he had made
Trump deleted the original tweet, and then re-posted it with Biden’s name spelled correctly
‘Chuck, the president’s not siding with that,’ Sanders said. ‘But I think they agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden. Again, the president’s focus in this process is the relationship he has and making sure we continue on the path towards denuclearization. That’s what he wants to see and that’s certainly what the people in this region want to see. And are hopeful that the president is right and that that relationship will be what helps move us further down that path.’
Biden, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, frequently slams Trump’s relationships with ‘dictators and tyrants’ like Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin.