Joe Biden insists his children ‘are not going to have offices in the White House’ if he is elected President as he brands Ivanka Trump’s senior administration role ‘improper’
- Biden said firmly, ‘my children are not going to sit in on Cabinet meetings’
- He also blasted Jared Kushner for having no expertise in the Middle East
- Biden’s son Hunter has faced criticism from Trump for his dealings in Ukraine
Joe Biden says his children ‘are not going to have offices in the White House’ if he is elected President after he criticized Donald Trump’s family’s involvement in politics.
The former Vice President said it was ‘improper’ that Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have senior administration roles under the current President.
It comes after Trump repeatedly criticized Biden’s son Hunter who sat on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while his father was Vice President.
Joe Biden says his children ‘are not going to have offices in the White House’ if he is elected president
The presidential candidate said his children Ashley (left), Hunter (middle) and Beau (right) will not sit in on Cabinet meetings
Biden told CBS’s 60 Minutes, to air on Sunday: ‘Look, I wasn’t raised to go after the children. Their actions speak for themselves. I can just tell you this, that if I’m president, get elected president, my children are not going to have offices in the White House.
‘My children are not going to sit in on Cabinet meetings.
‘It’s just simply improper, because you should make it clear to the American public that everything you’re doing is for them.’
He then went on to say that Jared Kushner has no expertise in the Middle East and should not be negotiating a peace plan.
The Trump campaign responded in a statement yesterday evening: ‘Joe Biden is correct on one point: Hunter Biden would never have an office in the White House because he’s proven that his only qualification is being the son of Joe Biden.’
Biden criticized Ivanka Trump’s and Jared Kushner’s involvement in politics despite having no prior expertise
Donald Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale shared a statement on Twitter which continued: ‘Jared Kushner, meanwhile, paved the way for landmark criminal justice reform while Joe Biden authored the notorious Clinton Crime Bill.
‘Ivanka Trump, in her own right, has proven herself to be an accomplished CEO and has made historic strides for women.’
Hunter Biden has been in the headlines since Donald Trump’s now infamous phone call with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Hunter Biden has been in the headlines since Donald Trump’s now infamous phone call with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Trump was interested in having Zelensky’s government investigative Bursima, a Ukraine company with Hunter Biden on its board.
Hunter Biden has said he exercised poor judgement in his business deals with Ukraine and China – but emphasized he did nothing wrong in the scandals that have engulfed his father’s presidential bid and made the family a political target for Trump.
Trump’s apparent request to have Zelensky investigate Biden’s dealings with Ukraine led to the ongoing impeachment process.