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Politics Trump: ‘I Would’ Do What Hunter Biden Did for ‘Millions of Dollars’

08:05  10 january  2020
08:05  10 january  2020 Source:   thedailybeast.com

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Trump has repeatedly claimed that Hunter Biden “made millions of dollars ” from China “very rapidly” while his father was vice president. Hunter Biden is not the first child of a prominent politician to be accused of having ties to a company doing business with a foreign country.

Biden allegations. On several occasions, Trump has intimated that the Bidens have received millions of dollars from China Hunter Biden 's lawyer has also said he did not conduct any business related to the investment fund during the 2013 trip, on which he was accompanied by one of his daughters.

With a Senate impeachment trial looming, President Donald Trump joked to supporters on Thursday that he would have no problem doing exactly what he’s accused former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter of doing for “millions of dollars.”

U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. January 9, 2020.© REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters in Toledo, Ohio, U.S. January 9, 2020.

Midway through his campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, on Tuesday night, the president began running down his potential Democratic opponents in this year’s election. When he got to Biden, he immediately turned his attention to Hunter, whose former employment at a Ukrainian gas company—and Trump's obsession with it—is at the center of Trump’s impeachment.

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“Where’s Hunter?!” Trump exclaimed to cheers. “Here’s a guy, made no money, got thrown out of the military forces, I think the Navy, got thrown out, had no job, had no nothing,”

“So he went from that to making millions of dollars a year as soon as Sleepy Joe became vice president, right?  He made millions of dollars a year, “ he continued. “Would anybody in this room do that for millions? I would. We all would.”

Leaving aside the fact that Hunter Biden got his job with Burisma in 2014 and not immediately when Biden became veep in 2009, the crowd seemed to have no qualms with the president joking about taking money for what he has baselessly claimed for months were corrupt practices by the Bidens.

Last month, the House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The president is accused of withholding military aid to Ukraine to coerce the Ukrainian president into announcing investigations into the Bidens and a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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