Trump on Biden Investigations: It's Not About Politics, It's About Ending Corruption
Trump declared his commitment to end corruption in a tweet.
President Donald Trump defended his public and private requests for foreign governments to probe Joe Biden and his son for corruption.
Trump declared his commitment to end corruption on Twitter:
“As President, I have an obligation to end CORRUPTION, even if that means requesting the help of a foreign country or countries,” Trump wrote.
Trump made the remarks after he repeated his request to Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, and suggested that China do the same.
Speaking to the press from the South Lawn, en route to Florida, Trump said China's President Xi Jinping should be concerned about the "billions of dollars" being "taken out of his country" by Hunter Biden.
"China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened with China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine," Trump said.
Trump asserted his requests were fundamentally about weeding out corruption.
“This has NOTHING to do with politics or a political campaign against the Bidens,” Trump wrote.
“This does have to do with their corruption!”
When Trump was asked what he wanted the Ukrainians to do about the Bidens, he said he wanted them to investigate.
As President I have an obligation to end CORRUPTION, even if that means requesting the help of a foreign country or countries. It is done all the time. This has NOTHING to do with politics or a political campaign against the Bidens. This does have to do with their corruption!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
“I would think that, if they were honest about it, they’d start a major investigation into the Bidens. It’s a very simple answer. They should investigate the Bidens,” Trump replied.
“By the way, likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine.”
On Tuesday, a photo from 2014 surfaced, showing Biden, while serving as vice president, playing golf with his son Hunter and his son's Ukrainian business partner, despite recent pleas of ignorance from the 2020 Democrat.
The image has emerged after Biden recently snapped at a Fox News reporter that he has "never spoken" to Hunter "about his overseas business dealings."
The photograph, allegedly from 2014, was revealed by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on his show Monday night.
The photo shows then-Vice President Biden playing golf with his son and his son’s business partner, Devon Archer.