- President Donald Trump on Monday shared a tweet describing him as "fanboying for dictators."
- "I didn't even know there would be a question about this!" Trump tweeted in response to a columnist who referenced his comments that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin are more mentally fit than Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
- "Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Un doesn't know about the problems that Joe has. We need very sharp people. I'm sorry, Joe is not qualified for this position," Trump said at his rally in Nevada on Sunday.
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President Donald Trump on Monday shared a tweet describing him as "fanboying for dictators."
—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2020
The first line of the tweet, written by a Daily Beast columnist, summarized Trump's comments at a campaign rally on Sunday in Nevada, where he praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin as more mentally "sharp" than Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, another norm-shattering attack from a politician who in part built his personal brand on them.
"But, you see, I deal with all these people, and they don't have the kind of mental problem that Sleepy Joe has; they're very sharp," Trump said.
The president is presenting himself as a tough negotiator with the leaders of these adversarial nations, despite a New York Times report that said his administration didn't take action after Russia offered money for attacks on US troops in Afghanistan and stalled negotiations with North Korea that have failed to compel it to renounce its nuclear weapons.
—DJ Judd (@DJJudd) September 14, 2020