Trump disputes North Korea: Joe Biden "somewhat better" than a "rabid dog"

President Trump came to the defense of his potential 2020 rival Joe Biden on Sunday, disputing a characterization of the former vice president as a “rabid dog” who “must be beaten to death with a stick.”

That description came from the official North Korean news agency KCNA last Thursday. Trump responded with a tweet Sunday morning, acknowledging that Biden is “actually somewhat better than that.”

Biden has been critical of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and of Trump’s efforts to make peace with “tyrants” including Kim. On Friday Biden responded to the insult with a statement calling Kim a “murderous dictator.”