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Trump agrees with Kim on Biden's ‘low IQ’

US President criticises former VP on world stage

By AP in Tokyo

  • Published 27.05.19, 1:52 PM
  • Updated 27.05.19, 1:52 PM
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Monday
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Monday Picture by AP

President Donald Trump sided with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and continued to criticise former vice president and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden — this time on the world stage.

Trump said in response to a question at a joint news conference with the prime minister of Japan that Kim “made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual”. Trump said the assessment “probably is based on his record. I think I agree with him on that.”

Trump had been asked why he had appeared to side with a brutal autocrat instead of a former vice president.

There had long been a tradition of American leaders and candidates avoiding partisan talk on foreign soil.

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