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PoliticsBiden hits Trump on foreign dirt comments: 'Dead wrong'

15:41  14 june  2019
15:41  14 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Trump ’s comments came just a month after he pledged not to use information stolen by foreign adversaries in his 2020 reelection campaign, even as he wrongly But Trump , who nominated Wray to the role in 2017, told ABC News that he disagrees. “The FBI director is wrong ,” the president said.

One of Trump 's challengers, former Vice President Joe Biden , tweeted: "President Trump is once again welcoming foreign interference in our elections. Trump 's comments came just a month after he pledged not to use information stolen by foreign adversaries in his 2020 reelection campaign

Biden hits Trump on foreign dirt comments: 'Dead wrong'© Getty Images "American elections should be decided by the American people," former Vice President Joe Biden said.

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday blasted President Trump's remarks that he would listen if a foreign entity offered negative information on a political opponent, saying the president is "dead wrong."

"This is simple. American elections should be decided by the American people and not by Russian or any other foreign power," Biden, the 2020 Democratic frontrunner, said in a statement released by his campaign.

"Donald Trump doesn't think it matters if candidates accept damaging intel on their opponent from a foreign government. He's dead wrong," he continued.

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President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he sees nothing wrong with listening to representatives of foreign governments if they Younger 2020 candidates hint at age divide in hitting Biden . The president’s comments came on the same day his son, Donald Trump Jr., testified before a Senate

Trump says if a foreign power were offering dirt on his 2020 opponent, he'd be open to accepting it. One of Trump 's challengers, former Vice President Joe Biden , tweeted: "President Trump is once again welcoming foreign interference in our elections.

Biden's comments come as the president has faced fierce bipartisan backlash for his comments.

Trump told ABC News that he would listen if a foreign entity offered damaging information on a political opponent.

"I think you might want to listen. There's nothing wrong with listening," Trump said in the interview that aired on Wednesday. "It's not an interference. They have information. I think I'd take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I'd go maybe to the FBI."

The president defended the comments on Twitter Thursday, citing his contacts with foreign governments as a part of his job.

"I meet and talk to 'foreign governments' every day. I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland. We talked about 'Everything!'" Trump said in a tweet.

Rick Santorum: Trump Was Just Using ‘Filler Words’ When He Said He’d Accept Foreign Help

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President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he sees nothing wrong with listening to representatives of foreign Younger 2020 candidates hint at age divide in hitting Biden . The president’s comments came on the same day his son, Donald Trump Jr., testified before a Senate committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent he’d be open to accepting it and that he’d have no obligation to call in the FBI. “I think I’d want to hear it,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News, adding, “There’s nothing wrong with listening.”

"Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls and meetings?" he continued. "How ridiculous! I would never be trusted again."

Republicans were left shaking their heads over what many of them saw as a sloppy gaffe by the president, who didn't appear to understand that what he was suggesting was against the law.

The comments from Biden was the latest in a war of words with the president. Both were on the campaign trail in Iowa earlier this week.

Despite being one of the numerous Democratic presidential hopefuls, Biden has focused on Trump throughout the campaign instead of his Democratic rivals.

Meanwhile, the president's apparent focus on Biden has led many to believe he is worried about the former vice president's front-runner status in the Democratic field.

Trump campaign to handle foreign dirt on "case by case basis".
"He said he would likely do both: listen to what they have to say but also report it to the FBI," a Trump campaign spokesperson told CBSN, referring to the president

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