President Donald Trump joked at a campaign rally in Georgia on Friday that Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should all be arrested. The remarks came as rallygoers chanted, “Lock them up!”
According to Breitbart, the president blasted the media and, in particular, Fox News host and debate moderator Chris Wallace, on Friday for protecting Joe Biden from having to answer questions about son Hunter’s business dealings.
“Chris Wallace protected him with me,” Trump said of the Democrat White House candidate, calling it “unfair.”
“I talked about the Moscow three-and-a-half million payment. I talked about the billion dollars [from China]. Chris Wallace wouldn’t let that… He said, no, that’s not appropriate,” Trump protested, as Breitbart reported. “Why? You mean the guy’s allowed to take three and a half a million bucks and we’re not allowed to talk to him about it? I’m telling you, that Biden family… And others, but that Biden family is corrupt. It’s a corrupt family.”
“Lock up the Bidens”
According to Breitbart, Trump was then interrupted by the rally crowd shouting, “Lock them up!”
Laughing, the president agreed. “Lock them up. You should lock them up. Lock up the Bidens. Lock up Hillary. Lock them up. Can you imagine if my kids did what this guy Hunter is doing?” Trump opined.
According to a September report put forth by Senate Republicans, Hunter Biden was paid $50,000 — or more — per month to sit on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, even though he had no formal experience in the energy sector or in Ukraine.
It’s a development that has raised questions, especially in light of a bombshell New York Post story published last week that unveiled emails in which a Ukrainian businessman allegedly thanks the younger Biden for introducing him to Joe Biden, then the vice president, and talks about an alleged payment scheme in which Hunter and Joe Biden each got payouts from Chinese officials for introductions.
“A criminal enterprise”
In the days since the Post published its report, Joe Biden’s campaign has fired back, saying the story is the result of “Russian disinformation,” according to Politico — but they haven’t said much else. Instead, Biden is now in hiding — otherwise known as debate preparation — until Thursday night’s match-up against President Trump, as the New York Post reported separately.
But while the former vice president may be in denial mode, Trump isn’t about to let the unanswered questions go. At a rally in Nevada on Sunday, he doubled down on his characterization of the Bidens as “corrupt,” even going as far as to call the family “a criminal enterprise,” The Hill reported.
“Joe Biden is and always has been a corrupt politician. He always has been. And as far as I’m concerned, the Biden family is a criminal enterprise,” he said. “It really is.” Take a look:
President Trump claims “the Biden family is a criminal enterprise.” pic.twitter.com/FvYpl5596I
— The Hill (@thehill) October 18, 2020