Donald Trump Jr joked that he wished his name was Hunter Biden, so he could ‘make millions off my father’s presidency’.
The president’s eldest son claimed he wanted to emulate the former vice president’s son in order to profit from his father being in the White House.
President Trump has accused Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, of exploiting his father’s position during the Obama presidency to make millions while sitting on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company.
While trying to dig up dirt on the Bidens, Trump is alleged to have pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate the claims, sparking the ongoing Congressional impeachment inquiry.
Trump Jr appeared on Fox News last night to launch an attack on his father’s political rival and claim the media is giving favorable treatment to Joe Biden, who is running to be the Democrat nominee in 2020 to go up against the president.
Donald Trump Jr appeared on Fox News to launch an attack on his father’s political rivals and accuse the media of favoring the Bidens
Hunter Biden has been accused of using his father’s position as vice president to earn millions of dollars while sitting on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma
Host Sean Hannity asked Don Jr about unfounded allegations that Joe Biden engaged in his own ‘quid pro quo’ conversation to force Ukraine to removed its prosecutor who was investigating Burisma Holdings, the firm that employed Hunter.
Joe Biden has denied any wrongdoing, saying he called for the removal of then-chief prosecutor Viktor Shokin in 2016 because of his ineffectiveness in tackling corruption in Ukraine, a widespread problem that both the United States and the European Union had long highlighted.
But Hannity said on his show last night: ‘Joe Biden’s on tape in a quid pro quo. Either you fire him in six hours or you’re not getting the billion dollars. Fire him you get the billion dollars. Quid pro quo.
‘Then you got, ”Do you know anything about Ukraine?”, no. ”Do you know anything about energy?”, no. ”Oil?”, nope. ”Gas?”, no. ”Millions of dollars?”, oh, that was the guy that Joe demanded to be fired. Imagine if that was your name, Hunter Biden.’
Trump Jr jokingly replied: ‘Well, I wish my name was Hunter Biden.
‘I could go abroad, make millions off of my father’s presidency. I would be a really rich guy. It would be incredible.
Host Sean Hannity asked the president’s eldest son about unfounded allegations that Joe Biden engaged in his own ‘quid pro quo’ conversation to force Ukraine to removed its prosecutor
Hunter Biden (left) took a post on the board of Ukrainian energy firm, Burisma, after his father became the Obama administration’s point man on U.S.-Ukraine relations, and was reportedly paid $50,000 to $80,000 each month for several years
‘But because my name is Trump, if I took 1.5 dollars from China, not $1.5 billion like Hunter, but 1.5 dollars, their heads would explode.
‘If I took a no-show job for $83,000 a month for a business I knew nothing about in a language I didn’t speak in a corrupt country like the Ukraine, where my dad days we’re going to withhold billions of taxpayer dollars if you don’t get rid of the prosecutor investigating me, the media would end themselves. They would have an aneurysm and end the fake news media problem.
‘That’s the double standard that we’re living under right now. That’s the double standard that the American people are sick and tired of.’
The European Union and numerous Obama administration officials were all pushing for the prosecutor’s removal and multiple investigations have yielded no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens.
Trump is accused of threatening to withhold aid to Ukraine so that authorities will investigate his political rival, Joe Biden and his son, during a call with President Volodymyr Zelensky (left)
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, director of European affairs at the National Security Council, arrives at the Capitol for his deposition as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry on Tuesday
President Donald Trump accused Biden of pressuring Ukrainian authorities earlier this month, hours after White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney appeared to admit during a briefing with reporters that the president had engaged in his own ‘quid pro quo’ with Ukraine.
Mulvaney said, referring to allegations that Ukraine might have had a hand in hacking the DNC server in 2016: ‘The look back to what happened in 2016 certainly was part of the things that he was worried about in corruption with that nation. And that is absolutely appropriate.’
But hours later, Mulvaney rowed back from his remarks and said ‘the only reason we were holding the money was because of concern about the lack of support from other nations and concerns over corruption’.
A House investigation has been hearing evidence from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert that the president was personally holding up $400 million in aid to force the country into announcing that it was investigating Joe Biden and his son.
He told the hearing yesterday that a White House transcript of the July call between Trump and Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky omitted crucial words or phrases that he tried – but failed – to restore.