PRESIDENT Donald Trump plans to grill Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on his son Hunter’s alleged overseas dealings during their final debate, his campaign adviser said.
Appearing on FOX Business on Monday, Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller said the president will likely confront his opponent on emails purportedly from Hunter Biden’s laptop that allegedly show Joe Biden met with his son’s Ukrainian business associate.
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President Donald Trump will likely question Joe Biden on the Hunter Biden laptop emails during the last debate, his campaign manager said[/caption]
“I think Joe Biden is compromised … Joe Biden has now dodged this multiple times. Are you the ‘big guy?’ Are you the ‘chairman?’ Is Hunter Biden handling family expenses and setting aside money for you?” said Miller, before bringing up the presidential debate on October 22.
“If Kristen Welker, the moderator, doesn’t bring it up, I think you’re pretty safe to assume that the president will,” Miller said.
“Again, these are real simple questions.”
The scandal over the laptop began last week when The New York Post published emails allegedly from the hard drive, suggesting that Hunter Biden arranged a meeting for his father with an executive at a Ukrainian energy firm where he served on the board of directors.
Emails allegedly recovered from Hunter Biden’s old laptop were published by The New York Post last week[/caption]
In one of the reported messages, Hunter Biden apparently writes that a proposed deal with China’s largest private energy company would be “interesting for me and my family.”
On Mornings with Maria on Monday, Miller also accused Joe Biden’s brothers, Frank and James, of “making a lot of money off the system for years’ and called them “grifters.”
Miller had already hinted at Trump targeting Joe Biden on the emails, while speaking on Fox News Sunday.
“We do know that Joe Biden lied to the American public when he said he never discussed his son Hunter’s business dealings… Joe Biden has not come out and himself denied any of these allegations,” Miller said.
“Think we’re going to hear a lot more about this on Thursday at the debate.”
Miller had also criticized the Commission on Presidential Debates for not zeroing in on foreign policy issues.
“We were supposed to have a debate largely focused on foreign policy this next Thursday, which would be perfect especially as we talk about the issue of Joe Biden potentially being compromised,” Miller said on Sunday.
“I wish we were spending a lot more time going into foreign policy, especially as President Trump has these peace deals that he’s able to point to.”
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has denied meeting with an executive from a Ukrainian energy firm where his son served on the board of directors [/caption]
President Donald Trump has tweeted about Joe Biden’s ‘corruption’[/caption]
The Hunter Biden scandal has certainly been on Trump’s mind.
Early Monday, Trump tweeted a story on Senator Ron Johnson calling on the FBI to address Biden’s reported Ukraine meeting.
And on Sunday night, Trump tweeted to his supporters to watch host Mark Levin on Fox News as “he importantly will be talking about the corruption of Joe Biden.”
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Joe Biden continues to say he did not participate in his son’s business dealings or make money from them.
The Biden campaign stated that it looked through the former vice president’s “official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.”
After the second presidential debate last week was canceled because Trump refused to participate virtually, the final showdown between the candidates is set for Thursday, 9 to 10:30pm at Belmont University in Nashville.