Pete Buttigieg: Trump wants to 'shock the conscience' by siding with a 'murderous dictator' over Joe Biden
South Bend's Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a rally to announce his 2020 Democratic presidential candidacy in South Bend, Indiana, U.S., April 14, 2019. (John Gress Media Inc /

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Monday slammed President Donald Trump for siding with "murderous dictator" Kim Jong-un over former Vice President Joe Biden.

Buttigieg made the remarks during a press gaggle on Memorial Day.

CNN's D.J. Judd pointed out to the presidential candidate that Trump had expressed agreement with Kim after he called Biden "low I.Q."

"My thoughts on that are that Kim Jong Un is a murderous dictator and the Vice President Biden served this country honorably," Buttigieg explained. " It's just one more example, though, of the way that this President tries to draw attention to himself by saying things that shock the conscience, to distract us from his deep unpopularity and the deep unpopularity of the Republicans’ governing agenda."