Donald Trump suggested that China should investigate Joe Biden and his son, apparently in an attempt to go after his political rival. But as Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been surging in recent polls, it appears he’s going after her, too, and not just by calling her Pocahontas.
Take a deep breath for this one: After Donald Trump has repeatedly denied asking Ukraine’s president to investigate his rival Joe Biden and his son in exchange for financial aid, the former reality show star on Thursday openly discussed the possibility of asking China’s president, Xi Jinping, and Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
As it happens, he discussed Warren with China’s leader, too, while on the phone call that is housed in a highly secured server, according to CNN. Chinese officials were startled by Trump’s requests. We can just add openly requesting political assistance from foreign governments to the pile of Trump’s misdeeds.
Trump’s pay for play:
During a phone call with Xi on June 18, Trump raised Biden’s political prospects as well as those of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who by then had started rising in the polls, according to two people familiar with the discussion. In that call, Trump also told Xi he would remain quiet on Hong Kong protests as trade talks progressed.”
Trump called for China to investigate his rival while his administration is currently negotiating with China to resolve a trade dispute. There is no evidence that former Vice President Joe Biden received money from China. As for Hunter Biden, apparently, it’s bad if Trump’s rival receives money from a foreign country, but it’s OK if the current “president’s” children receive money and a metric fuckton of copyrights from foreign countries.
It’s not clear what Trump had to say or request from Xi but everything comes out in the wash. Trump has claimed that he’s targeting Biden because he’s “corrupt” — but that has already been debunked.
Trump, of course, is in panic-mode.
This isn’t about a Campaign, this is about Corruption on a massive scale! https://t.co/DOCvfM8eqi
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
Warren isn’t amused.
Trump can say what he wants about me, but it’s outrageous that any president would sell out the people of Hong Kong behind closed doors.
The public must see the transcript of Trump’s call with Xi. And we need a leader who will stand up for our values.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 3, 2019
Trump excels at one thing: projection. One example out of the massive pile of his corrupt behavior is that his own charitable foundation was forced to dissolve over a pattern of an egregious “pattern of illegality.”
For another example, Trump just asked China, a dictatorship, to interfere in a U.S. election.
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