TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Korea's scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American.

"Well, Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual. He probably is, based on his record. I think I agree with him on that," Trump told a news conference in Tokyo.

Trump's comments on the world stage reinforced a tweet that he sent on Saturday with a similar message and drew renewed criticism of the president back home.

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Last month, Vice President Joe Biden spoke about new career opportunities in industries related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM. In his remarks on a new high-tech training initiative for veterans, Biden explained that the White House’s study of the need for high-skilled American workers revealed nearly 1.4 million tech jobs that need to be filled in the next few years.

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