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Biden says Xi is a “dictator” hours after summit

President Joe Biden doubled down on his previous comments and called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “dictator” just hours after the two leader met for a summit, which he described as “some of the most productive” talks.

Asked by CNN’s MJ Lee if the president would still describe Xi as a dictator as he has in the past, Biden said:”Well look, he is.”

“He is a dictator in the sense that he is a guy who runs a country that is communist,” Biden said, adding that the Chinese government “is totally different than ours.”

Biden previously compared Xi to dictators during a June political fundraiser in California as he discussed Xi’s reaction to US fighter jets shooting down a Chinese balloon in February.

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