President Donald Trump has called for a full investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his family’s financial connections to China, The New York Times reports.
“100 percent — it’s a disgrace,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Sunday, when asked if allegations that Biden’s family improperly made millions off the Chinese government should be investigated.
Conservative author Peter Schweizer first claimed that Biden’s younger son, Hunter Biden, profited from the Chinese government while his father negotiated a deal with Beijing on government issues, according to the Times. The Biden family has denied the assertions.
The former vice president recently dismissed China as “not competition” for the United States.
“No other nation can catch us, including China,” Biden said earlier this month, according to Fox News. “I got criticized for saying that. I’ve spent as much time with [Chinese President] Xi Jinping as any world leader has.”
Trump told Fox News that Biden “says China’s not a competitor of ours. China is a massive competitor of ours. They want to take over the world. OK?"
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