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


Added 06-14-19 07:57:01am EST - “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."?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Biden hits Trump on foreign dirt comments: 'Dead wrong'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOn The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill On The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill Hillicon Valley: Tim Cook visits White House | House hearing grapples with deepfake threat | Bill, Melinda Gates launch lobbying group | Tech turns to K-Street in antitrust fight | Lawsuit poses major threat to T-Mobile, Sprint merger MORE on Friday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew York activists go on hunger strike to advocate for ending solitary confinement Sanders says he would inform FBI about offers of foreign intel Sanders says he would inform FBI about offers of foreign intel MORE'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.

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 Thursday. "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 later on Thursday, citing his contacts with foreign governments as a part of his job. 

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