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Sanders on Kim Jong Un threatening Biden: 'But other than that, you like him'

Sanders on Kim Jong Un threatening Biden: 'But other than that, you like him'
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Sanders press secretary: 'Principal concern' of Biden appointments should be policy DeVos knocks free college push as 'socialist takeover of higher education' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Capital One — Giuliani denies discussing preemptive pardon with Trump MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE shared a brief moment of levity as Biden cited North Korea’s insults directed at him while blasting President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE’s North Korea policies.

Biden was asked whether he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnNorth Korean hackers targeting pharmaceutical companies working on COVID-19 vaccines: report US analyst: North Korea's Kim, family inoculated with experimental Chinese COVID-19 vaccine North Korea puts further restrictions on seawater entry to fight pandemic: state media MORE without preconditions as president, with moderators noting that as a presidential candidate, Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHarris: 'Of course I will' take COVID-19 vaccine Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter encourage people to take COVID-19 vaccine George Clooney says Amal beat him and Obama in a free throw contest MORE said he would do the same as president.

The former vice president said that he would not, saying that the Trump administration had already given Kim “everything he wants” and mentioning a statement issued by Pyongyang calling Biden a “rabid dog” who should be “beaten to death with a stick.”

“But other than that, you like him,” Sanders interjected, drawing laughter from the crowd. The moment came after the debate kicked off with the two squaring off on foreign policy differences, mostly relating to Biden’s support for the Iraq War.