Trump Claims He Stuck Up For Biden By Relaying A ‘Softer’ Version Of Kim’s Insult

YOKOSUKA, JAPAN - MAY 28: U.S President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump (not seen), flanked by Shinzo Abe and Akie Abe (not seen) onboard the Japan's navy ship Kaga on May 28, 2019 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Jap... YOKOSUKA, JAPAN - MAY 28: U.S President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump (not seen), flanked by Shinzo Abe and Akie Abe (not seen) onboard the Japan's navy ship Kaga on May 28, 2019 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan. U.S President Donald Trump is on a four-day state visit to Japan, the first official visit of the Reiwa era. (Photo by Charly Triballeau - Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 29, 2019 8:09 am
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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.

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.”

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