The two leaders have met two more times and North Korea has since held off on nuclear and missile tests but analysts say Pyongyang has kept advancing its weapons programs

Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday denounced President Donald Trump for befriending North Korea’s “thug” chief, likening his diplomacy to working with Hitler.

In a pointy conflict of their remaining presidential debate, Biden attacked Trump’s insistence that he has averted conflict via his summits with Kim Jong Un.

“He’s talked about his good buddy, who’s a thug,” Biden stated of the younger North Korean chief.

“That’s like saying we had a good relationship with Hitler before he invaded Europe — the rest of Europe. Come on.”

But Biden indicated he was additionally prepared to satisfy with Kim, saying his situation can be that Pyongyang works to make the Korean peninsula “a nuclear-free zone.”

Trump stated that former president Barack Obama had left him “a mess” on North Korea and had warned him of the chance of “nuclear war.”

After the summits, “we have a very good relationship. And there’s no war,” stated Trump, who additionally performed down North Korea’s latest unveiling of a large new long-range missile at a navy parade.

“He didn’t like Obama,” Trump stated of Kim not assembly the previous president. “He didn’t like him. He wouldn’t do it.”

Biden, who was vice chairman beneath Obama, hit again that Obama wouldn’t meet Kim as a result of he was pushing stronger sanctions.

“President Obama said we’re going to talk about denuclearization. We’re not going to legitimize you.”

Trump first met in June 2018 with Kim in Singapore, the first-ever summit between the international locations nonetheless technically at conflict, and later stated that the 2 leaders “fell in love.”

The two leaders have met two extra instances and North Korea has since held off on nuclear and missile checks however analysts say Pyongyang has saved advancing its weapons packages.

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