Several speeches from former Vice President Joe Biden garnered criticism over the weekend, including in which he claimed to have met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Biden, 76, has never met Jong Un, but told supporters at an Iowa event over the weekend that he “spent a lot of time” with Jong Un, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Chinese dictator Xi Jinping.
Just before that at the same event, Biden said that President Donald Trump was embracing dictators, “folks like Putin and Kim Jong Un and South Korea.”
Francis Brennan, director of strategic response for Trumps 2020 campaign, shared one of the clips and wrote that Bidens apparent claim that he met with Jong Un was not true.
“That is FALSE Biden and Kim Jong Un have never met,” Brennan wrote on Twitter.
Neither Biden or former President Barack Obama met with Jong Un.
Biden was speaking during the front end of his eight-day bus tour across Iowa dubbed the “No Malarkey” tour by his campaign.
Another clip of Biden went viral over the weekend, drawing widespread criticism. It showed the septuagenarian describing events that took place when he was working as a lifeguard decades ago.
“By the way, you know I sit on the stand and itd get hot. I got a lot of—I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun,” Biden said. “And the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again.”
“I love kids jumping on my lap,” Biden added.
Biden was speaking in September in Wilmington, Delaware. The speech initially got attention because of a story he told about someone called “Corn Pop,” calling him a “bad dude” who “ran a bunch of bad boys.”
“He was up on the board and wouldnt listen to me, I said: Hey, Esther, you, off the board or Ill come up and drag you off,'” Biden told the crowd.
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