White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sunday and said the two leaders were in agreement when it came to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
About NBC Meet The Press On Sunday morning, Sanders responded to Trump's tweet of trusting Kim and praised the crushing assessment of the North Korean state media on Biden as a "low-idiot".
North Korea knocked out some micro-enterprises that bothered some of my people and others, but not me. I am confident that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me and also smiled when he described Swampman Joe Biden as a low IQ person and worse. Maybe that sends me a signal?
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"I think they agree with their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden," Sanders said.
The press spokesman clarified the president's position when host Chuck Todd asked them, "Can you explain why Americans should not fear that the President of the United States is essentially on the side of a murderous, authoritarian dictator over a former Vice President of the USA stands? United States? «
» The President does not agree, «Sanders said. "But I think they agree with their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden. The President is again focusing on the relationship he maintains in this process, and making sure that we continue the path to denuclearization.
North Korea's state media recently described Biden as a "git," a "thoughtless guy." and "Fool of the Low IQ" after the candidate had criticized Kim in a campaign speech. Rüdiger Frank, a North Korean expert at the University of Vienna, Austria, who spoke with Alex Ward of Vox about the insults, said, "I think if Trump reads the comment, he'll be glad about it."
Trump was happy and He tweeted, "smiling" as he read the insults that seem to be attached to the president, who uses a similar language in taunting his political opponents.
Sanders also commented on the recent short-range missile tests, to which Trump referred in his article Tweet. "In all these trials, the President is focusing on continuing the very good relationship he maintains with Chairman Kim. And he feels good that the chairman is sticking to the commitment he has made to the president and driving denuclearization forward.
North Korea reaffirmed this week that the US should make preliminary changes to its negotiating strategy Denuclearization talks will continue. Earlier, Kim said he plans to give the US "negotiation conditions by the end of this year" that he considers acceptable.
Despite these warnings and recent weapons tests, Sanders called the Trump Administration's North Korea policy successful critics need to realign their focus.
"For a significant period of time, there were no missile tests, we returned hostages to the US and remains of American war heroes," Sanders said. "For me that's certainly something."
It is noteworthy, however, that one of these repatriated American hostages was Otto Warmbier, a student who had returned to the US in a coma and died later. 22. Trump initially said that he did not hold Kim responsible for Warmbier's death, this position but soon reversed after being confronted with public countermeasures Investigation in Russia: Approval of the release of information by Attorney General Bill Barr regarding the commencement and conduct of the investigation.
"We already know that the FBI has suffered a tremendous amount of corruption." Sanders claimed. "They leaked information, they lied. They worked specifically and tried to topple the president and hurt the president. We leave the last call to the Attorney General, and he'll get to the bottom of it.
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Sanders, Barr and the President Even the FBI and the Obama era department have been attacking Justice in recent weeks, accusing the agencies of "espionage" on the Trump campaign, although no evidence has been offered to suggest that this is the case President claimed the allegation was factual and contacted Twitter a little over a week ago to accuse people he believes were involved in this "espionage" with high treason.
My presidential campaign was finally spied out A Really Bad Situation TREASON means long prison sentences, and that was TREASON!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019  As Aaron Rupar of Vox has stated, the US Constitution contains a deliberately narrow definition of the word "treason" itself to prevent the charges from being used against political opponents:
"When FBI officials of treason guilty, this means that they literally acted in the name of a country or corporation (like ISIS) in a war with the United States. Of course that did not happen. In short, Trump's accusation is unfounded. For Trump, however, the legal value of his allegation is not important. The most important thing is the story he makes about the FBI, which is supposed to be fetching it. But this narrative, like his treachery, is unfounded.
Sanders was more cautious than the president when he was asked if the public should expect Obama-era officials, such as former FBI director James Comey, to be charged with and arrested for crimes.
"We have the Attorney General make this decision as soon as he finishes this investigation," Sanders said.