Joe Biden is a real gaffe machine. The Democratic presidential candidate continued his role as the unofficial chair of the Trump reelection campaign by making another epic blunder that underscores that someone should put a fork in him. This time, Biden — who never met Kim Jong Un — claimed he “spent a lot of time” with the leader of North Korea.
Biden spouted the lie during a campaign stop in Iowa on Saturday. He bragged to a tiny roomful of supporters that authoritarian leaders like Kim Jong Un will never fool him because he knows who they are at their core, which is brutal dictators.
“You’re gonna have to assume that position from the moment they are sworn in on January the 20th and know the rest of the world knows that person — in this case, me — and that I know them,” Biden boasted.
“Putin has no illusions about whether I know him or not. Kim Jong Un is another person [who knows] whether I know him or not. The same with Xi Jinping. I’ve spent a lot of time with these folks. They know, they know [me],” Biden said.
For the record, Joe Biden never met Kim because his boss, Barack Obama, ignored Kim during his eight-year presidency. Back then it looked like Obama’s policy toward North Korea was “ignore the problem and it’ll go away.”
In contrast, President Trump opened talks with the hermit kingdom, saying communication is the only way to promote peace. Predictably, President Trump was trashed by the Left and their friends in the media for the move, which has eased tensions in that part of the world and deescalated hostility between the U.S. and North Korea.
The BPR reported that during the Obama presidency, Kim Jong Un built up a stockpile of weapons. His regime also jailed and tortured American college student Otto Warmbier for taking a poster from a hotel in Pyongyang. At the time, Otto was visiting North Korea as part of a 2016 tour with a China-based tour company.
Warmbier spent 18 months rotting in jail before Trump negotiated his release. Warmbier was in a coma at the time he was returned to the United States and died a week later of apparent brain damage.