United States Vice-President, Joe Biden, has told President-elect
Donald Trump to “grow up” and criticized his attacks on the intelligence
On Friday, Mr. Trump will be briefed on allegations Russia meddled in
the U.S presidential election – claims he has cast doubt on.
Mr. Biden said it was “absolutely mindless” for the president-elect not to have faith in intelligence agencies.
Russia denied hacking alleged to have helped Mr. Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
Late on Thursday, Mr. Trump questioned how intelligence agencies were
confident about the alleged Russian hacking “if they never even
requested an examination of the computer servers” belonging to the
Democratic National Committee (DNC).
“For a president not to have confidence in, not to be prepared to
listen to, the myriad intelligence agencies, from defence intelligence
to the CIA, is absolutely mindless,” the BBC quoted Mr. Biden as saying
in an interview with the PBS network.
“The idea that you may know more than the intelligence community
knows – it’s like saying I know more about physics than my professor. I
didn’t read the book, I just know I know more.”
When asked what he thought of Mr. Trump’s regular attacks on Twitter,
Mr. Biden said: “Grow up Donald, grow up, time to be an adult, you’re
president. Time to do something. Show us what you have.”
He went on to call Mr. Trump “a good man.”