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Trump and Kim Agree on Biden

When it comes to the running for the next election, it seems as though Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump have found common ground. Who would have thought?

Apparently, neither is a fan of the former vice president Joe Biden, who is pushing to run for office come the 2020 elections, a fan favourite, under the previous leadership of Barack Obama. In fact, Trump admitted he smiled when he heard the insults Kim hurled at the hopeful candidate, who had been critical of the communist state in the past.

Admittedly, it’s probably not the greatest look, this common ground between the leaders. But at least they’re finding some common ground, amid ongoing tensions of nuclear power…

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Kim/ Trump friendship going strong

Trump recently dismissed concerns over the recent launch of North Korea’s missile, saying he was confident Kim would hold up his end of the bargain made. And now, not only do they have a shared understanding, but also a sense of humour.

When asked whether Americans should be concerned about this apparent friendship, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said:

I think they agree in their assessment of former vice president Joe Biden,’ Sanders said.

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.

According to Reuters, the president did so on Saturday, once again taking to Twitter to express his thoughts. According to his post, he found it quite amusing when the North Korean dictator called ‘Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?

However, a spokesman for Biden’s campaign thought differently of the affair, calling it ‘unhinged and erratic’ — especially for sending the tweet on Memorial Day weekend…

Biden won’t back down

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 remain in the White House,’ said Andrew Bates, director of rapid response for Biden’s 2020 campaign.

There’s no doubt that the relations between Trump and Kim have had the world on edge. Especially, when Trump had remained firm on his stance and been unwilling to bargain, such as what we’re seeing with the Chinese tariff debacle.

But as Sanders continues to point out, Trump shouldn’t have to deal with North Korea at all. The problem is that the previous administrations — including Obama’s — have failed to deal with the relations between North Korea, Iran and the issue of trade. The responsibility has now fallen on Trump, and he has had no choice but to be ‘tough with these countries’.

So, forgive him for smiling at an opponent.

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