President Donald Trump said to reporters on Friday, Oct.4, that he wants to investigate “what happened with 2016” and he explained that was “beyond corruption, having to do with the 2016 campaign.”
Then he said what he really cares about is corruption, “I don’t care about Biden’s campaign. But I do care about corruption.” And he believes “there was tremendous corruption with Biden.”
“So we are looking at corruption, we’re not looking at politics, we’re looking at corruption,” he said again.
When reporters asked him, “Do you want the House to proceed with an impeachment inquiry at this point, an official impeachment inquiry?”
He answered, “I really believe that they’re gonna pay a tremendous price at the polls.”
Then reporters also asked, “Are you only willing to do a trade deal with the Chinese if they investigate Biden?”
President Trump told reporters that he would like to do trade negotiations with China “but only if it’s a great trade deal for this country. One thing has nothing to do with the other.”
Before that, President Trump on Thursday, Oct. 3, also said Ukraine should investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.
Speaking to members of the press at the White House before leaving for an event in Florida, President Trump also said, “China should start an investigation into the Bidens.”
Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday, Oct. 1, appeared on “America’s Newsroom” with co-anchors Bill Hemmer and Sandra Sanders and put forward that instead of impeachment, President Trump is to be applauded for his efforts in “draining the swamp.”
“He is exposing the real scandal,” said Huckabee Sanders. “The only corruption in this entire process has to do with the Bidens. It’s not the president. It’s not the White House. It’s the fact that Joe Biden was acting inappropriately and making probably sweetheart deals for his son,” she said.