Even though former President Donald Trump believes Biden is “bought and paid for” by China, he claims to have written him a long letter “from the heart” before leaving the White House.
During a podcast published Monday by conservative pundit Lisa Boothe, Trump addressed the contents of the letter he sent to his successor.
“Basically, I wish him luck, and, you know, it was a couple of pages long, and it was from the heart because I want to see him do well,” Trump said. “Look, he’s there. It was a rigged election, an election that you know, I would never concede, and by the way, Hillary Clinton said he should never concede. Hillary Clinton, the things she said were so horrible.”
“But you know what, he’s there, and I want him to do well,” Trump continued. But that doesn’t involve closing the Keystone Pipeline, which, by the way, is much safer for the environment than putting them on trains, but his friend and supporter Warren Buffett has trains. Nobody ever brings it up.
Biden has not made Trump’s letter to him public, but he has described it as “very generous.” The note came after a tumultuous post-election cycle of lawsuits and Trump’s accusations of fraud, as well as the riot in the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Trump blasted Biden’s U.S.–Mexico border policies in the wide-ranging podcast interview and urged Republicans to “fight like hell” ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Boothe said that Biden had already implemented oil exploration policies and trade that would “send American jobs back to China,” and he asked Trump if he thinks “the Bidens are bought and paid for by China.”
“Yes, but this is not what he campaigned for, beyond bought and paid for,” Trump said. Biden never considered that what he’s doing is more radical. And Trump is not even sure it’s him. Trump believes it is the cabal. This is much more extreme than anything he advocated during his campaign and is more radical than Bernie Sanders.
Because of his son Hunter Biden’s business interests in China, Trump said that China would “own” the United States if Biden won during the campaign last year. The first son still held 10% of an investment fund operated by Chinese state-owned entities as of last month. Hunter Biden joined his father aboard Air Force Two for a trip to Beijing in December 2013, and the fund was founded 12 days later.
In a 2017 email retrieved from Hunter Biden’s hard drive, a 10% set-aside for “the big guy” was identified as part of a potential deal involving China’s largest private energy firm. Although the deal fell through, Tony Bobulinski, a former Hunter Biden business associate, described the elder Biden as the “big guy.”