Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden continues to defend his son Hunter about his foreign business affairs.
Over the weekend, Hunter spoke out for the first time regarding questions surrounding his foreign business affairs and announced he is leaving the board of a private equity company that received a significant investment from China.
Hunter’s lawyer released a statement about his decision to exit from the investment company and he also promised not to work for a foreign company if his father was elected president.
SCOOP: Hunter Biden has stepped down from a Chinese board after Trump accused him of unsubstantiated corruption pic.twitter.com/IWXmXOpZlP
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) October 13, 2019
In an announcement from Hunter Biden’s lawyer, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son announces that he will step down from his overseas corporate board positions and abide by any regulations his father’s administration puts in place.https://t.co/w1DgnXLolm pic.twitter.com/cckM3gZW4B
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 13, 2019
In response, Joe Biden defended himself and his son, saying, “No one has asserted my son did a single thing wrong. No one has asserted that I’ve done anything wrong except the lying president.”
2/“… What I’m not gonna let you all do is take the focus off the problem. No one – no one- has asserted my son did a single thing wrong. No one has asserted that I have done anything wrong except the lying President.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 13, 2019
Biden also called for the impeachment of President Trump over the weekend, saying, “I’m the reason there is impeachment going on.”
Donald Trump is a threat to our democracy. He must be impeached.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 13, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden said that even though he was the last top-tier Democratic candidate to call for President Trump's impeachment, "I'm the reason there is impeachment going on." https://t.co/O8RL5D44Hq
— CNN (@CNN) October 14, 2019
Prior to Hunter’s statement, President Trump called him out in a Tweet asking, “Where is Hunter Biden?” and questioned where are the media reports questioning Hunter’s foreign business affairs.
Where is Hunter Biden? He has disappeared while the Fake News protects his Crooked daddy! https://t.co/Gtwn0nxOTt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019
President Trump continued to criticize Hunter after the release of his statement.
Where’s Hunter? He has totally disappeared! Now looks like he has raided and scammed even more countries! Media is AWOL.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2019
Questions surrounding Hunter’s foreign business deals will not go away and it has the Biden campaign doing damage control.
The Biden campaign was slow to react and now they are paying the price for not promptly acting to address the issue.