Republicans and Democrats Criticize Trump
President Trump is getting some heat from both Democrats and Republicans for his Tweet concerning Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un and how he has “confidence” while quoting the dictator on Joe Biden “is a low IQ individual.”
Many may mistake the word “confidence” with “trust” when it comes to this tweet. M
uch of his tweets have been taken out of context, and some have been posted bluntly to where there is no mistake in what he is saying.
Representative Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, who is a member of the House of Foreign Affairs Committee, and a military veteran, stated, “It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and you’re taking a shot at Biden while praising a dictator. This is just plain wrong.”
Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa, another Republican weighed in on the tweet, “I certainly wouldn’t trust Kim.”
Ernst serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee and is also a veteran. She is concerned with the president’s reaction toward North Korea’s missile test, which was performed recently.
She also added to the comment, “I think Japan does have reason to be concerned, and I am concerned as well.”
She told CNN’s “State of the Union,” “We need to see North Korea back off of those activities, and we need to take a very strong stance on that.”
She also added, “I understand Trump has a job to do in negotiating, but we do need to push back on North Korea and make sure that they are following U.N. guidelines.”
The president’s tweet came as he is in Japan while he spoke on the missile test.
His tweet contradicts the national security advisor John Bolton’s statement who feels it is a threat.
Trump tweeted, “North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?”
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic primary candidate, told ABC’s “This Week” in a statement about the meeting between the two leaders last year, “He was handing North Korea something that country needed, which was legitimacy. And the way diplomacy works the way deals work is you give someone something in return for something. It hasn’t worked at all.”
When it comes to setting the record straight, no one seems to do it better than the White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders.
She defended and broke down the comments of the president when she made an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
The host of the show, Chuck Todd asked her if Americans should “be concerned that the president of United States is essentially siding with a murderous, authoritarian dictator over a former vice president in the United States.”
In her answer and her own strategic and carefully chosen words, she responded, “Chuck, the president’s not siding with that, but I think they agree in their assessment of former vice president Joe Biden. The president doesn’t need somebody else to give him an assessment of Joe Biden. He’s given his own assessment a number of times.”
For the concern of the North Korean missile test, she continued, “Some of the activity that’s taken place, as you can see from the president’s Twitter, isn’t something that’s bothering the president. He still feels good about the relationship that he has and about Chairman Kim’s commitment that he made to the president.”
Biden’s spokesman, Andrew Bates, put out the statement after the North Korean leader stated about Biden’s IQ, “Trump has been repeatedly tricked into making major concessions to the murderous regime in Pyongyang while getting nothing in return.
Given Vice President Biden’s record of standing up for American values and interests, it’s no surprise that North Korea would prefer that Donald Trump remains in the White House.”
Senator Lindsey Graham had this to say in support of the president on “Fox News Sunday,” “I am glad the president is engaging. They are trying to give North Korea some space to come back to the table and end this. Like every other president, he’s trying hard to stop the advance of nuclear armament in North Korea.”
He concluded the statement with, “I’ll give Trump the space he needs to deal with Kim. But I’ll remind the president: You have to deliver on this. This is one of the signature issues of your administration.”