FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden clashed over alleged foreign financial entanglements in the final presidential debate on Thursday, with Trump telling Biden “you owe an explanation to the American people” about son Hunter Biden’s past business dealings as the former vice president empathetically denied anything “unethical” took place.
The two candidates also clashed over a number of issues, from race relations to minimum wage to climate change and the coronavirus pandemic, all while moderator Kristen Welker proceeded over a largely orderly affair between the bitter rivals.
The Hunter Biden debate exchange followed the recent news reports of past communications between Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and his business partners that have raised questions about what Joe Biden knew about these foreign business dealings. Biden’s campaign has denied involvement or making money off these dealings, but the president pressed his rival over the reports during the debate.
“All of the emails … the horrible emails of the kind of money that you were raking in, you and your family. And Joe, you were vice president when some of this was happening. And it should’ve never happened,” Trump said. “I think you owe an explanation to the American people.”
Biden responded: “I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life.” Attempting to turn the tables back on Trump, Biden said: “We learned this president paid 50 times the tax in China, has a secret bank account with China. Does business in China.”
Trump expected to focus on Hunter Biden emails at final debateVideo
“I have released all of my tax returns … 22 years of my tax returns,” Biden said. “You have not released a single solitary year of your tax returns … what are you hiding?”
Trump said that he would release his tax returns “as soon as I can” — a claim the president has been making without follow-up for years. He further claimed to have “pre-paid” his taxes.
About an hour before the debate, Tony Bobulinski, an old business partner of Hunter Biden delivered an in-person statement claiming he’d worked with the elder Biden. Biden repeatedly in the past denied being involved in the younger Biden’s business dealings and continued Thursday to deny it through a statement by campaign spokesman Andrew Bates.
Trump invited Bobulinski to be his special guest at the Thursday debate.
“As Chris Wallace said on the air about this very smear, ‘Vice President Biden has actually released his tax returns – unlike President Trump – and there is no indication he ever got any money from anybody in these business deals,'” Bates said. “Joe Biden has never even considered being involved in business with his family, nor in any overseas business whatsoever. He has never held stock in any such business arrangements nor has any family member or any other person ever held stock for him.”
The candidates returned to what was the biggest story of the day later in the debate, with Biden calling the accusations against him “a bunch of garbage” and Trump replying, “You mean the laptop is now another Russia, Russia, Russia hoax?”
Also during the debate, the candidates clashed over coronavirus as candidates ridiculed the other’s approaches to the pandemic.
“Anybody responsible for that many deaths should not remain president of the United States of America,” Biden said.
“We can’t lock ourselves in a basement like he does.. he has this thing about living in a basement,” Trump said.
Even during a pandemic, the majority of Americans continue to have to work for a living.
And, that brings us to the crux of what I observed not only during last night’s debate but from the moment that our Citizen Statesman President announced that he was going to run.
Washington Insiders, especially professional politicians like Joe Biden, absolutely despise President Donald J. Trump.
He does not play by their rules.
For example, “Huntergate”.
How many Washington Insiders have known about the political profit-making activities of the Biden Crime Family for years and not said a mumblin’ word to anyone about it?
They probably just considered it one of the “perks” of being a “man of the people”.
Corruption was accepted as a part of the Washington Status Quo like the bureaucrats within the “Deep State”.
And then, along came Donald J. Trump, a brash New York Billionaire who, after watching his beloved country being destroyed from within during the nightmarish 8 years of the Obama Administration, decided to do something about it, running for President of the United States of America…and winning!
Trump has spent the last 4 years working hard to fulfill his campaign promises while having to fight for his very life against those who not only wish to drive him out of the Oval Office, they want to utterly destroy him.
Now, after surviving four long, hard years, dealing with political enemies, foreign aggressors, a mismanaged economy,a worldwide pandemic, fake news, and inaccurate polls, President Trump is rising in the polls once again to sprint to the finish line known as Election Day to win reelection.
The thing is, those who prefer the Washington Status Quo are still trying to throw everything they can at him to keep that from happening.
However, they did not count on their own arrogance being their undoing and their own corruption being the weapon of their political destruction.
A famous quote states that “The pen is mightier than the sword”.
Perhaps that quote should now be updated to replace the pen with A LAPTOP.
Until He Comes,