"(Reporter question: The former vice president is expected to kind of lay into not only the president but the administration and the events of the last two years. Will the president respond directly to Biden?)
I'm not sure about that. We'll see what happens on that front. But I think Joe Biden has a lot of questions he needs to answer himself. 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. He was part of the administration that allowed Iran to continue to flourish. They gave one point eight billion dollars to help fund Iran and their continued bad behavior. They allowed China to continue to grow. North Korea. If anything, I think he's got a lot of explaining to do and I think that you guys should be asking him those questions, certainly not the president who's had unprecedented success in each of those areas and has actually been tough on combating the problems particularly across the globe and on the foreign policy standpoint."
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.