Joe Biden was blindsided by President Trump when he attempted to use his deceased son, Beau Biden to back up a debunked The Atlantic story that accused President Trump of making negative comments about veterans.
Even though Joe Biden knows The Atlantic story has been completely debunked, he used his son as a segue to push the fake news story for the debate audience, “The way you talk about the military, the way you talk about them being losers, and, and, and just being suckers. My son was in Iraq. He spent a year there. He got the Bronze Star, he got the Conspicuous Service medal. He was not a loser—he was a patriot…and the people left behind there were heroes—and I resent…”
“Really? Are you talking about Hunter? Are you talking about Hunter?” Trump asked
“I’m talking about my son, Beau Biden!” Biden shouted back.
Trump calmly responded, “I don’t know Beau, I know Hunter. Hunter got thrown out of the military—he was thrown out, dishonorably discharged, for cocaine use…”
“That’s not true!” Biden shouted.
“…and he did not have a job until you became vice president,” Trump reminded the debate audience.
“None of that is true!” Biden shouted again.
There is no evidence that Hunter was “dishonorably” discharged, but he was in fact, discharged from the US Navy after he failed a mandatory drug test.
Trump responded, “He made a fortune in Ukraine and China and Moscow and various other places.”
“That is simply not true!” Joe shouted, adding that he had a drug problem that he fixed.
“But why was he given tens of millions of dollars?” Trump asked.
Chris Wallace promptly interrupted, shutting down Trump’s question, “President Trump we’ve already gone over this…”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 30, 2020
So, why was Joe Biden lying about his son Hunter and why was Fox News’ Chris Wallace covering for him?
In 2014, USA Today wrote about Hunter Biden’s discharge from the US Navy over his failed drug test for cocaine while he was in the US Navy Reserves.
Hunter Biden, an ensign, had been selected for commission as a reserve officer through the Direct Commission Officer program in 2012, according to Cmdr. Ryan Perry, a Navy spokesman. He was commissioned into the Navy Reserve unit for Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Va. Biden, who had no prior military experience, was one of six officers commissioned nationally into the Navy Reserve public affairs division.
“It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge,” Biden said in a statement issued through his lawyer. “I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward.”
The incident was first reported late Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” it reported that Biden was given a drug test in June 2013 that tested positive for cocaine.
After Hunter Biden was discharged from the Navy Reserve, he was hired by Ukraine’s largest private oil and gas producer, Burisma Holdings to sit on their board, and be in charge of its legal department.
Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel reminds everyone that the money Hunter Biden took from Ukraine and China is all documented and Hunter even admitted it. So why does Joe keep denying it and why does the media let him get away with it?
Why is Biden allowed to repeat that the facts about Hunter–as put out by a Senate Committee, with data from Treasury Department–are discredited? Every newspaper has noted the money Hunter took, from Ukraine to China. It's all true; even Hunter admitted it. #Debates2020
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 30, 2020
The Washington Examiner reports – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden defended his son Hunter after President Trump lobbed attacks about his controversial business dealings in foreign countries during the first debate on Tuesday.
“Your son goes in, and he takes out millions of dollars. Takes out billions of dollars to manage, makes millions of dollars, and also, while we’re at it, just out of curiosity, the mayor of Moscow’s wife gave your son three and half millions of dollars,” Trump said.
Trump was referring to a recently released report from a GOP-led Senate investigation into the younger Biden. The resulting report contains several allegations of problematic foreign transactions while his father was helping to lead the Obama administration’s foreign policy. Democrats rejected the idea that there was any wrongdoing and argued that the claims of corruption are political smears and possibly steeped in Russian disinformation, which Republicans have denied.
One of the dealings the Senate Republicans investigated was Hunter Biden being employed on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy firm, while his father was spearheading U.S. foreign policy towards Ukraine.
“My son did nothing wrong at Burisma,” Biden said in response to Trump bringing up the matter which was integral to him being impeached by the Democratic-led House and acquited by the GOP-led Senate.
Biden insisted Trump’s claims have been debunked by various media outlets, and said he did not want to discuss family matters during the debate.
“Here’s the deal. We want to talk about families and ethics. I don’t want to do that. His family, we could talk about all night,” Biden said.
Trump responded saying members of his family had “lost a fortune” by helping run the government.