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

White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersBill Press: Mulvaney proves need for daily briefings White House correspondent April Ryan to moderate fundraising event for Buttigieg White House press secretary defends lack of daily briefings: Trump 'is the most accessible president in history' MORE Sanders said on Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE and North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnUS proposed helping North Korea build tourist area amid nuclear talks: report Kim poses for photos on white horse on sacred mountain, plans 'great operation' Beware the 34th month of Trump's presidency MORE "agree in their assessment" of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Warren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails 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 ToddButtigieg says he wasn't comfortable with Clinton attack on Gabbard Buttigieg: Trump undermining US credibility 'is going to cost us for years and years' Rand Paul calls for probe of Democrats over Ukraine letter 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."