On Monday, former Vice President Joe Biden appeared on NBC’s “Today” show.
During the interview, Biden discussed Trump’s latest controversial tweet aimed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“We are admired not just for the exercise of our power, but the power of our example. And it matters the way we conduct our discourse. It matters the way in which we talk. Our leaders have impact on attitudes. And I just think it’s a big mistake and it’s beneath the office,” Biden said.
He continued, stating, “I just think in a context of just — sort of — common decency. I mean, it’s not the way, you know — when your children hear a president referring to anybody that way, I mean our children are listening. I mean, these things matter.”
On Saturday, President Trump tweeted, “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat? Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!”
This is not the first time President Trump has taken to twitter to insult the North Korean leader.
In October, he tweeted, “Being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won’t fail.”