- Joe Biden accuses President Trump of “legitimizing” North Korean “thug” leader Kim Jong Un
- Biden said Thursday that North Korea has become a stronger military threat to the United States under Trump’s supervision.
- The president defended his efforts to improve ties with North Korea, insisting: “Having good relations with leaders of other countries is a good thing.”
- Biden likened Trump’s relationship with Kim Jong Un to the United States, which had a “good relationship” with Adolf Hitler before invading Europe and provoking World War II.
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Joe Biden accused the president of “legitimizing”
During a televised debate in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday night, Trump tried to set a record for improving U.S. ties with hostile states by claiming that former President Barack Obama had warned him that North Korea was a major threat to the United States. before forming a very good relationship “with Kim Jong Un
“He [President Obama] indicated that we would be at war with North Korea. Guess what? It would be a nuclear war.
“He really has a lot of nuclear capabilities,” Trump said.
“I have a very good relationship with him in the meantime. A different type of boy, but he probably thinks the same about me. We have a different kind of relationship. We have a very good relationship and there is no war.”
In response, Biden defended his firm stance on North Korea during the Obama administration and accused Trump of allowing the communist state to increase its military threat to the United States since he was elected to the White House in 2016.
“What did he do? He legitimized North Korea. He’s talking about his good friend, who is a bandit, a thug.
“And he’s talking about how we’re better. And they have much more capable missiles that can reach US territory than they’ve ever done before.”
Trump insisted that “good relations with the leaders of other countries are a good thing,” before Biden replied: “It’s like saying we had good relations with Hitler before he actually invaded Europe, the rest of Europe. Come on. “
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The United States was neutral during the first two years of World War II, as it sided with Britain, France, and other European democracies that fought Nazi Germany in December 1941.
However, US relations with Germany cooled during the years leading up to Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939.