During Tuesday’s presidential debate, Democratic nominee Joe Biden dismissed President Donald Trump’s claims regarding suspicious foreign business dealings involving his son, Hunter Biden.
Though the former vice president brushed off the topic as “discredited,” some critics — including Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro — cited official records backing up the claims, as reported by Breitbart.
“None of that is true”
The Justice with Judge Jeanine host made her remarks as part of the cable news channel’s post-debate analysis on Tuesday. During his performance earlier in the evening, Trump included r included in a recent joint report from the Senate Finance Committee and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Hunter Biden has faced mounting scrutiny and speculation regarding a number of financial ties, including his lucrative seat on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm investigated for corruption. Trump brought up the controversy among other allegations directed at the younger Biden, prompting his father to write them all off as inaccurate.
“None of that is true,” the former vice president said, insisting that what Trump said had been “totally discredited” and that his son had “done nothing wrong.”
That blanket denial prompted an incredulous response from Pirro and others on social media.
“He kept saying it’s ‘discredited, debunked,'” she said. “By whom? I kept tweeting, by whom is it debunked?”
“We are supposed to accept that”
Sean Hannity, who also served as an on-air analyst following the debate, argued that Biden had “flat-out” lied about his son’s entanglements in shady foreign deals. Pirro went on to cite the evidence bolstering Trump’s position.
“We know it is the bank records, we know people confirmed — he just said it’s a lie and we are supposed to accept that,” she continued. “Joe Biden cannot come up and look as weak as he did, as timid as he did, and think that he can run this country.”
Pirro went on to tell Hannity that she would like to “see Joe Biden out there tomorrow fighting” and hoped she did not “hear that he’s been in his house relaxing tomorrow because this has taken such a toll on him.”
Biden did hit the trail on Wednesday, traveling by train across Western Pennsylvania. His campaign released an earlier statement indicating that the goal of the tour would be to “talk about what he will do as president to create jobs, support working families and build our economy back better.”
Of course, another purpose might have been to return Biden back to friendlier turf where he would not have to face the tough allegations brought up during Tuesday night’s debate.