President Donald Trump added to the controversy over an insult to former Vice President Joe Biden from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that the president agreed with.
The president had said that he had agreed with the dictator that Biden was a “low IQ person,” but after Democratic outrage, he doubled down with a tweet on Tuesday.
“I was actually sticking up for Sleepy Joe Biden while on foreign soil,” said the president.
“Kim Jong Un called him a ‘low IQ idiot,’ and many other things, whereas I related the quote of Chairman Kim as a much softer ‘low IQ individual.’ Who could possibly be upset with that?” he added.
The president was referring to a statement of outrage by the Biden campaign about Trump siding with an insult from one of the world’s worst dictators.
“Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low-IQ individual. He probably is, based on his record. I think I agree with him on that,” the president said to reporters on Monday.
The Biden campaign issued a statement decrying the act by Trump on Monday.
“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,” said Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield.
Here’s the latest in the Biden-Trump feud:
Trump in hot water with GOP for siding with Kim Jong Un over Biden