A Republican lawmaker is looking out President Donald Trump for attacking former Vice President Joe Biden and praising North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a tweet over Memorial Day weekend.
“This is just plain wrong,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-In poor health.) wrote on Twitter.
Kim final week attacked Biden as a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile.”
Trump sided with Kim, gleefully becoming a member of within the assault in a tweet calling Biden a “low IQ individual & worse.” Trump deleted the tweet after misspelling Biden, then despatched it out once more after correcting the typo.
He additionally mentioned he had “confidence” in Kim, and even steered the dictator was sending him “a signal.”
Kinzinger, a veteran of Iraq who stays an energetic obligation member of the Air Nationwide Guard, replied to the president’s corrected tweet:
Trump’s “confidence” in Kim additionally got here beneath assault by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), who mentioned she “certainly wouldn’t trust Kim Jong Un.”
Trump dismissed North Korea’s newest missile assessments as “small weapons,” however Ernst on CNN referred to as them “very disturbing.”
“We need to see North Korea back off of those activities, and we need to take a very strong stance on that,” she mentioned. “Understanding the president has a job to do in negotiating but we do need to push back on North Korea.”
The White Home on Sunday didn’t again down.
Trump and Kim “agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden,” White Home press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders mentioned on “Meet the Press.”
She added that Trump’s “focus in this process is the relationship he has [with Kim] and making sure we continue on the path of denuclearization.”
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