US President Donald Trump has accused his Democratic challenger Joe Biden of being “weak” on China and that his family was “selling” the country directly to the Chinese military.
Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee Biden and his Indian-American running mate Kamala Harris are challenging President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the November 3 Presidential election.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Thursday, Trump said, “Biden is weak on China. Yesterday, it was revealed that a fund partly owned by Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, facilitated the sale of a Michigan auto parts producer to a leading Chinese military defense contractor.” Hunter Biden owns 10 per cent of Shanghai-based private-equity firm Bohai Harvest RST.
The president charged reporters that they were not reporting on the Michigan transaction. “You don’t want to write about that, do you? Biden spent his entire career selling Michigan jobs to China,” he said.
“Now the Biden family is selling out our country directly to the Chinese military. He didn’t have a job. Now, all of a sudden, he’s selling companies from Michigan to China,” Trump said.
He alleged the Chinese military got American manufacturing jobs, and the Biden family got paid in return.
“I said ‘If Joe Biden ever got elected, China will own America’, they will own America,” Trump said.