Democratic Presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE ripped President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s tweets on Iran as “dangerous and irresponsible” on Saturday night after Trump threatened to hit Iranian sites if there is retaliation for Qassem Soleimani’s killing.
“When he makes statements like that, it just seems to me to be he’s going off on a tweet storm on his own, and it’s incredibly dangerous and irresponsible,” Biden told reporters, according to a video posted to Twitter by CBS News’s Bo Erickson.
“I have no idea whether he’s coordinated with any of our allies. I have no idea whether or not he has the support of his own generals,” the former vice president added. “This is a guy who seems to be unmoored.”
WATCH: @JoeBiden rips @realDonaldTrump’s tweets on Iran and calls them “incredibly dangerous and irresponsible” @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/GWv0THOHfH
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) January 5, 2020
Earlier Saturday, Trump said he was prepared to strike 52 unspecified Iranian sites “very fast and very hard” if Iran retaliates for the death of Soleimani, who was one of Iran’s top generals.
“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites… some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!” Trump tweeted.
The president this week directed a strike that killed Soleimani. He has defended the action, saying it was done to “stop a war.”
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Democrats, however, have criticized the strike, calling it an escalation that could provoke violence.
Iran has threatened “harsh retaliation” for the strike.
Biden is among the frontrunners in the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination.