Biden: Trump 'an idiot' for saying Russian interference a 'hoax'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE (D) railed against President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE for his continued assertion that Russian election interference in elections is a “hoax.”

In a “60 Minutes” interview on CBS that aired Sunday, Biden said he is “very concerned” about the prospect of foreign interference in the upcoming election.


"Everybody knows what's going on. Trump not only doesn't want to do anything about it, he's going out and asking for help. ‘Come help me. Come help me defeat — keep Biden from being the nominee,’” Biden told host Norah O’Donnell.

"The Russians don't want me to be president and Trump doesn't want me to be the nominee," the 2020 candidate added.

Biden hammered Trump for previously saying Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was a hoax, even after the U.S. intelligence community and Congress confirmed the Kremlin did indeed attempt to interfere.

Biden said that Trump is "an idiot— in terms of saying that. Everybody knows this. Everybody knows it. Nobody doubts it."

Trump repeatedly referred to former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election as a "hoax."

Jill Biden added that Trump is “encouraging” foreign entities to meddle in upcoming elections with his open calls to countries like China to look into his political adversaries.