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

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll Karl Rove: 'Long way to go' for Sanders to capture nomination: 'The field is splintered' MORE (D) railed against President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat 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."

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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.