President Trump posted a tongue-in-cheek tweet on Tuesday swatting away criticism that he sided with a murderous dictator over a former vice president of the United States while on foreign soil.
“I was actually sticking up for Sleepy Joe Biden while on foreign soil,” he said, claiming he relayed a less extreme version of North Korean regime leader Kim Jong-un’s insult about Biden’s IQ.
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
Over the Memorial Day weekend Trump relayed publicly that Kim had mocked Biden’s intelligence and that Trump agreed with him. After Trump returned to the U.S. on Tuesday, the Biden campaign released a scathing statement calling his behavior “beneath the dignity of the office.”