Trump, North Korean leader 'agree in their assessment' of Biden, Sarah Sanders says

White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersApril Ryan on 'farewell drinks' for Sarah Sanders: 'I won't be there!' Huckabee downplays daughter Sarah Sanders's 'imminent' run for Arkansas governor Time magazine: Trump threatened reporter with prison time MORE Sanders said on Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE and North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnTrump to travel to South Korea The Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck North Korea: Trump sent Kim letter of 'excellent content' MORE "agree in their assessment" of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Biden to debate for first time as front-runner Rules for first Democratic primary debates announced MORE, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

"I think they agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden," Sanders said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "Again, the president's focus in this process is the relationship he has and making sure we continue on the path towards denuclearization."


Host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddEXCLUSIVE: Trump accuses Biden of lying about Obama's lack of endorsement 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown Trump: Appointing Sessions was my biggest mistake MORE pressed Sanders on what "message" Trump is sending by taking Kim's word about his potential 2020 challenger.

"The president doesn't need somebody else to give him an assessment of Joe Biden," Sanders responded. "He's given his own assessment a number of times."

Sanders's remarks come after North Korea’s KCNA news agency published a commentary piece excoriating Biden.

“He is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate. This is enough to make a cat laugh,” the agency wrote.

The news outlet went on to belittle Biden as a “fool of low IQ,” citing his college grades and disparaging him for falling asleep at a 2011 speech by former President Obama.

Biden's campaign responded, saying it was "no surprise" that North Korea "would prefer" Trump in the oval office.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that he "smiled" when Kim referred to Biden as "a low IQ individual."