President Joe Biden appeared at a press conference on Thursday where he discussed his decision to shoot down a Chinese spy balloon earlier this month.
Yet according to Fox News, the president later snapped at a reporter who wanted to know if business ties between China and members of the Biden family had compromised his administration.
Reporters shout over each other following Biden’s remarks, prompting him to tell them to come to his office, where they will welcome “more polite people.”
Afterwards, some reporters criticize each other: “That does not help our authority to get information out of the president.” pic.twitter.com/YL9Q6eFcBV
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A video clip shows Biden frowning as the question was being asked before giving a laugh and saying, "Give me a break, man."
The president also offered a curt reply when NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander asked if he had overreacted in shooting down the balloon.
"You can come to my office and ask a question where we have more polite people," Biden told Alexander before walking off.
The exchange came two days after Fox News reported that in emails found on Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop, the president's son boasted of having a "very good relationship" with Max Baucus, who served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to China.
What's more, Hunter Biden began arranging meetings between Baucus and his business associates at BHR Partners, a private equity firm controlled by Bank of China Limited.
Fox News explained that BHR Partners was created after an alliance was formed between Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca and Thornton Group LLC.
Thornton Group LLC is a company that was founded by the nephew of notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, and it entered into a joint venture alongside Rosemont Seneca with the Chinese investment firm Bohai Capital.
According to research by the Government Accountability Institute, $3,204,070 was given in 2018. This was followed by a $1,869,515 donation eight months later and a third donation of $624,904 arrived a year after that.
A total of $1,005,761 in Chinese donations were given in 2020, most of which arrived after Biden was declared president-elect.
Investigative journalist Peter Schweizer pointed out in his book "Red-Handed" how these donations were made at the same time that Hunter Biden was involved with a Chinese businessman tied to China's intelligence community.