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Sanders Defends Trump Siding With Dictator Kim’s Attacks On ‘Low IQ’ Biden

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Sanders Defends Trump Siding With Dictator Kim’s Attacks On ‘Low IQ’ Biden




Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told host Chuck Todd that President Donald Trump agreed with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un that former Vice President Joe Biden was “low IQ,” but Trump “doesn’t need somebody else to give him an assessment of Joe Biden.”

When pressed by Todd about the appropriateness of Trump agreeing with what Todd called a “murderous authoritarian dictator,” Sanders said that Trump didn’t need help in assessing Biden’s competency but also did not side with Kim over the former Vice President.

“Chuck, the president’s not siding with that,” said the press secretary. “But I think they agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden.”



“I think if anybody needs help with an assessment it’s Joe Biden and whether or not he should be trying to get an upgrade when he failed to do the job in the number two slot,” she continued.

On Wednesday, North Korea’s state news service blasted the former Vice President as a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being.”

Trump on Friday tweeted: “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 Biden a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?”

Sanders also said that recent missile tests by North Korea aren’t “bothering” Trump, despite concerns by some that they violated a United Nations resolution.

Asked by Todd if Trump agrees with “the prime minister of Japan and his own national security advisor that North Korea has violated a U.N. resolution with these tests,” Sanders responded: “Look, the president’s focus in all of this process is on continuing the very good relationship that he has with Chairman Kim [Jong Un]. And he feels good that the chairman will stay firm with the commitment that he made to the president and move towards denuclearization”

“Some of the activity that’s taken place, as you can see from the president’s Twitter isn’t something that’s bothering the president,” Sanders continued on NBC. “He still feels good about the relationship that he has and about Chairman Kim’s commitment that he made to the president.”

Her comment comes after national security adviser John Bolton said Saturday that short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month violated a U.N. Security Council resolution and argued that sanctions against the country must remain in place.

“U.N. Security Council resolutions prohibit North Korea from firing any ballistic missiles,” Bolton told reporters in Tokyo ahead of Trump’s arrival. “In terms of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions, there is no doubt about that.”



Trump, however, has not expressed much concern about the recent tests — which come after denuclearization talks at the most recent summit between the president and the North Korean leader collapsed. On Saturday, Trump said he has confidence in Kim.

“I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Bidan a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?” Trump tweeted.





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