Biden knocks Trump for "coddling" Saudi leaders after Khashoggi’s disappearance

“He’s already making excuses before the facts are known,” Biden said of Trump during an interview with “CBS This Morning.” “It hurts us internationally.”…

“I just don’t know why this administration seems to feel the need to coddle autocrats and dictators from Putin to Kim Jong Un to . . . Duterte,” Biden said, referring to the leaders of Russia, North Korea and the Philippines. “I don’t understand it.”

Asked by co-host Norah O’Donnell to explain Trump’s behavior, Biden said: “I don’t want to speculate on my worst fears. But either he doesn’t know what he is doing or he has an absolutely convoluted notion of what allows America to lead the world.”