Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate Joe Biden went after President Trump for taking shots at him while on his trip to Japan but forgot that he did the same thing while speaking in Germany earlier this year.
While he was on a state visit to Japan, President Trump opened fire at Joe Biden on Monday, agreeing with the Kim Jong Un’s attack on the former vice president where he called him a “low IQ individual.”
“Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual. He probably is based on his record. I think I agree with him on that,” President Trump said.
Joe Biden also shot back at President Trump, with his presidential campaign spokeswoman releasing a statement attacking the President for going after the former vice president “on foreign soil” and “sid[ing] repeatedly with a murderous dictator” and saying it was “beneath the dignity of the office.”
“To be on foreign soil, on Memorial Day, and to side repeatedly with a murderous dictator against a fellow American and former Vice President speaks for itself. And it’s part of a pattern of embracing autocrats at the expense of our institutions – whether taking Putin’s word at face value in Helsinki or exchanging ‘love letters’ with Kim Jong Un.”
However, a statement like this coming from Joe Biden’s campaign doesn’t coop with the fact that he took veiled shots at the President while speaking in Germany earlier this year.
Joe Biden said that he believes the U.S under President Trump’s policies is “an embarrassment,” while speaking at the Munich Security Conference before he announced his candidacy for office.
“The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees at our border,” Biden stated. “Americans know that’s not right. The American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment. The American people know, overwhelmingly, that it is not right. That it is not who we are.”
Joe Biden is currently embattled in a huge Democratic primary field where he counts as one of 23 Democrats – and Senator Bernie Sanders – vying for the Democratic party’s nomination. Biden and Sanders are considered front-runners in the race.