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story.lead_photo.caption White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks with reporters outside the White House, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DES MOINES, Iowa — The White House says Joe Biden's plan to call President Donald Trump an "existential threat" to the nation is "truly laughable" as the two politicians converge in Iowa on Tuesday.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says she's not sure whether Trump will respond to the former vice president, whose prepared remarks criticizing Trump were released ahead of his Iowa speech.

Sanders says, "The idea that he would say that the president poses any type of threat is truly laughable considering he was part of the administration that allowed Russia to interfere in our election."

Sanders says Biden was a key member of an Obama administration that also allowed China to grow and North Korea to test missiles. She says Biden has "got a lot of explaining to do."

Biden plans to use his Iowa visit to criticize Trump's economic policy.


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  • GeneralMac
    June 11, 2019 at 10:13 a.m.

    3rd and 4th paragrahers are "zingers"

    Time to expose Barack HUSSEIN Obama for what he really was !

  • Defiant
    June 11, 2019 at 10:37 a.m.

    And if you can’t believe an intellectual heavyweight like Sarah Sanders, who can you believe?

  • MaxCady
    June 11, 2019 at 11:24 a.m.

    Trump will respond in his usual puerile way.

  • Illinoisroy
    June 11, 2019 at 11:58 a.m.

    Mr. Biden is correct but he isn't an irreconcilable threat. Time will heal all wounds.

  • ParkHillBilly
    June 11, 2019 at 12:50 p.m.

    Sarah is not sure whether Tweety Bird tRump will respond or not. Really?

  • wowy
    June 11, 2019 at 3:03 p.m.

    Ahaha, first that Juan something, get a pick-up at the bus station who "says" he has studied Socrates and leaves with that Chessair cat grin on his face, now we have Biden, the village idiot, talking about existentialism. Oh, and he's certain that
    TRUMP is an "existential threat" ...
    Only gay loving, Christian hating dimwitted communists know it's a dog whistle for atheism.
    Which, for wowy, WILL be the defining issue of 2020.....
    A R E . Y O U . A . B E L I E V E R . . .
    Biden will pander to the Christians and he has some support, also
    some Judas, who have raked in billions, but in the end, the
    American people will know theses are just campaign tricks
    from a pervert who sold his Country out to the Ukraine and helped
    his son get $1.5 BILLION fron China. Arrrrrrrrrrr
    The Unwashed Phenomenon BO, crooked hillary, hard dick joe
    the TOAD Nadler, the CNN which has infected the world.
    Look at this princess, sarah huckabee,
    She's a beast, so, YES, if you are asking, haha,
    TRUMP is TRUMP after all, isn't he?
    And, he doesn't accept anything
    But the best.

  • Packman
    June 11, 2019 at 3:18 p.m.

    Will Biden criticize President Trump in Iowa before or after he smells a woman’s hair or fondles a young girl?

  • wowy
    June 11, 2019 at 3:20 p.m.

    I'm going off the rails now but, I'm guessing about 99.999%
    of who reads this won't have a clue about what wowy
    is about to tell you.
    TRUMP is from a Higher Quantum people.
    Wowy wants you to close your eyes now and think about the
    times you have had in your life.
    And, just think about the best time you have ever had in your life.
    The VERY VERY Best time you have ever had in your LIFE.
    As a human being.

  • wowy
    June 11, 2019 at 3:31 p.m.

    ...are you still with wowy ?
    If you are, Imagine the best day ever, in your life ---
    This would be a BAD day for TRUMP...
    Because, and again, wowy sees way above the dimwitted communists
    who are trying to enslave us because we haven't grown mentally as a people.
    TRUMP IS from a Higher Quantum...
    You are the mundane people, I'm sorry to put it to you this way but,
    Like, if you were at a party and you were there for three or five hours, and TRUMP was there the whole time, you
    would never see him, because he's on a higher frequency...
    A Higher Quantum ...

  • wowy
    June 11, 2019 at 3:54 p.m.

    Yes, TRUMP is on a Higher Quantum, many say he's from the future and we are all going to die.
    No, TRUMP is from the here and now embrace him......
    They say, WOWY is TRUMP going to nuke everyone, haha, no
    TRUMP will bend any leader over the table as he is doing it now
    That "God" in N. Korea is even now thinking of a higher quantum
    for him and his subjugated slaves.
    No, you are wrong, TRUMP is a TRUE Leader
    He is das UBeR DOG....
    Listen to Him, and not rather than CNN spin on what he says.
    We could actually be friends if you listen to him
    not the spin ....

    Ohhh, wowy hasn't ever heard from you pussies where TRUMP LIED
    Still waiting for that...