President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE on Friday responded to former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCourt nixes offshore drilling leases auctioned by Biden administration Laquan McDonald's family pushes for federal charges against officer ahead of early release Biden speaks with Ukrainian president amid Russian threat MORE's remarks that the commander in chief is a "bully."
“I don’t think I’m a bully at all,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before he departed the White House to visit his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “I just don’t like being taken advantage of by other countries, by pharmaceutical companies, by all of the people that have taken advantage of this country.”
CBS News tweeted footage of the president’s comments.
In an interview that aired Friday morning on CNN, Biden said Trump is "the bully that I knew my whole life."
"He's the bully that I've always stood up to. He's the bully that used to make fun when I was a kid and had a stutter, and I'd smack him in the mouth," Biden told CNN's Chris CuomoChris CuomoThe five biggest media stories of 2021 Wallace departure from Fox seen as loss for the network Broader implications of Chris Cuomo's departure from CNN MORE.
Trump also took shots at the Obama administration in his remarks to reporters Friday.
“You look at what Joe Biden has done with China. We’ve lost our shirts with China, and now China’s dying to make a deal. And we’re taking, by the way, billions and billions of dollars in tariffs are coming in, and China is paying for it, not our people,” Trump said.
“If you look at what we’ve done and if you look at what we’ve straightened out — I call it the Obama-Biden mess. We’re straightening it out," he added, saying the U.S. now has "a good relationship" with North Korea.