UPDATED 9:21 AM PT — Wednesday, May 29, 2019
President Trump recently dismissed Democrat criticism of his remarks regarding the intellectual capabilities of former Vice President Joe Biden.
In a tweet Tuesday, the president said he was actually defending Biden in the wake of Kim Jong-un’s remarks. According to Pyongyang’s official statement, Kim called Biden a “low IQ idiot.” However, President Trump pointed out he relayed it in a “much softer” way.
I was actually sticking up for Sleepy Joe Biden while on foreign soil. 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?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2019
“Well Kim Jong-un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual,” said the president. “He probably is based on his record…I think I agree with him on that.”
Biden campaign officials attacked the president, accusing him of criticizing a fellow American on foreign soil. However, President Trump said his characteristic of Biden wasn’t even offensive.