White House: Trump agrees with Kim's 'assessment' of 'low IQ' Biden

Adam Warner
May 26, 2019 - 2:58 pm
President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in agreement about Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

“I think they agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden,” she said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

She continued: “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.”

Trump on Sunday played down North Korea's recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for him.

In a tweet, the president said he had "confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me," while at the same time embracing Kim's recent attacks on Biden, whose name he misspelled.

Trump said he "smiled" when Kim "called Swampman Joe Bidan a low IQ individual, & worse."

"Perhaps that's sending me a signal?" Trump asked.

Trump later offered a new tweet with the correct "Biden" spelling.

North Korea this week past called Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after Biden accused Trump of cozying up to "dictators and tyrants" such as Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin during his campaign launch speech.

Biden's campaign would not comment on the record Sunday, but a spokesman for his campaign, Andrew Bates said this past Wednesday that given Biden's "record of standing up for American values and interests, it's no surprise that North Korea would prefer that Donald Trump remain in the White House."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.