The son of former vice president Joe Biden is stepping down from the board of a Chinese company just days after President Trump gave him a tongue lashing during his rally in Louisiana.
President Trump mentioned during the rally it was incredible that Joe Biden’s, second son Hunter, could walk out of China with a fortune, having no business experience behind him.
“It’s a disgrace what’s going on,” said the president.“For a guy to walk in from off the street with no experience, a bad track record, just got thrown out of the Navy, and he walks away with $1.5 billion?” Trump said, condemning the “fake news” for calling his claims “unsubstantiated.”
“Can you imagine if Don Jr. or if Eric Trump, or beautiful Ivanka … can you imagine if they walked out with $1.5 billion?” Trump asked. “They wouldn’t say ‘totally unsubstantiated.’ They would say, ‘Where is the nearest cell?”
The president created an uproar when he told reporters on Oct. 4 that Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden earned “billions of dollars” from communist China.
For the past month, the president has consistently mentioned the corruption, suggesting the Bidens need to be investigated. The president allegedly encouraged Ukrainian President Zelenskiy to investigate the Bidens’ corruption in a July 25 phone conversation. This led to House Democrats starting an impeachment inquiry against him last month.
The president has been relentless in his quest to “drain the swamp,” and has also publicly called on China to investigate the Bidens.
In contrast, Joe Biden made a joke of the money on Oct. 4 at a fundraiser hosted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, “He said my son made a billion dollars in China. I don’t know where the hell it is.”
He made a similar jest with donors at a fundraiser in San Francisco. “I wonder where the hell that money is man, because I’ve got to pay tuitions. God bless me!”
In a statement released on his behalf by his legal counsel George Mesires on Oct. 13, Hunter Biden said he would be ending his relationship with the board of a private equity fund that is backed by Chinese state-owned entities.
If his father wins the 2020 election, Hunter claims he “ will agree not to serve on boards of, or work on behalf of, foreign-owned companies,” according to the statement.
Hunter Biden graduated from Georgetown University and Yale Law School, was discharged from the Navy Reserve in 2014 for testing positive for cocaine.
He has connections to Patrick Ho, a high-ranking Chinese businessman who was charged by the Justice Department with global corruption and bribery in 2017, reported the Washington Examiner.