GOP lawmakers say Trump wrong to criticize Biden in Japan

Two Republican lawmakers in blue states chided President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE during the Memorial Day holiday for attacking former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter Trump narrows Biden's lead in Pennsylvania: poll Florida breaks first-day early voting record with 350K ballots cast MORE during a four-day state visit to Japan.

“Wrong for @POTUS Trump to criticize @JoeBiden in Japan and to agree with Kim Jong-unKim Jong UnBlessing for Trump: a campaign devoid of foreign policy Bolton: North Korea 'more dangerous now' North Korea unveils large intercontinental ballistic missile at military parade MORE. Politics stops at water’s edge,” Rep. Pete KingPeter (Pete) KingTreasury withheld nearly M from FDNY 9/11 health program Trump holds private funeral service for brother Robert Trump at White House  Cheney clashes with Trump MORE (R-N.Y.) tweeted Monday. “Never right to side with murderous dictator vs. fellow American.”

“It’s Memorial Day Weekend and you’re taking a shot at Biden while praising a dictator,” Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerFox News reporter defends confirming Atlantic piece despite Trump backlash: 'I feel very confident' GOP lawmaker defends Fox reporter after Trump calls for her firing Lindsey Graham: 'QAnon is bats--- crazy' MORE (R-Ill.) also tweeted Sunday. “This is just plain wrong.”

During the trip, Trump tweeted that he “smiled” at North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnBlessing for Trump: a campaign devoid of foreign policy Bolton: North Korea 'more dangerous now' North Korea unveils large intercontinental ballistic missile at military parade MORE’s characterization of Biden as “low IQ.” At a press conference Monday, Trump reaffirmed his agreement with Kim on Biden, telling reporters "Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual. He probably is based on his record. I think I agree with him on that.”

King, a 14-term congressman, won by one of his narrowest margins in 2018, defeating challenger Liuba Grechen Shirley (D) 53 percent to 47 percent after winning 62 percent to 38 percent against DuWayne Gregory in 2016.

Kinzinger defeated his 2018 challenger by a wider margin, 55 percent to 41 percent, but as of 2019 is the only Republican representing an Illinois district north of Peoria.