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Trump Calls Report on Hunter Biden a 'Smoking Gun'

Oct.14 -- President Donald Trump says a N.Y. Post report linking Joe Biden's son Hunter to a Ukranian energy company is a "smoking gun." The story says Hunter Biden introduced his father, then the vice president, to an adviser for the energy company, Burisma. Facebook and Twitter are both now restricting the article. Trump spoke to reporter in Iowa.

Video Transcript

DONALD TRUMP: We've just learned, through explosive documents published by a very fine newspaper, the New York Post, that Joe Biden has been blatantly lying about his involvement in his son's corrupt business dealings.


And this is a big smoking gun. The newly uncovered emails reveal that a top executive from the highly questionable Ukrainian company-- it's an energy company which paid Hunter at least $50,000 a month, but it's now looking like it could be $183,000 a month. That's a lot of money. Would anybody in this audience take it? I'll take it. We'll take it.

Despite the fact that he had absolutely no experience, knew nothing about energy. Wrote to Hunter arranging for a meeting to meet with Vice President Joe Biden. I've been saying this for a long time with that family. The same Ukrainian energy executive even sent Hunter an email saying, quote, "we urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence." In other words, Hunter was being paid for access to his vice president father who was specifically put in charge of Ukraine and Russia.


How about the Russia hoax? It turned out that they were the ones that did the Russia hoax. It was them. No collusion, no collusion. These emails show that Biden's repeated claim that he has never spoken to Hunter about his business dealings were a complete lie. It was a total lie.

He lied to you over and over, because he's trying to cover up a massive pay-for-play scandal at the heart of his vice presidency. And everybody knows it. Everybody in Washington knows it. We've known it for a long time. The fact is, there was never an administration more corrupt than the Obama-Biden administration. There was never-- never.


Just weeks ago, Joe stood before the American people in a presidential debate and told you that these claims had been totally discredited and that his son did nothing wrong. But now, that turns out to be a total lie. Now we can see clearly that Biden is a corrupt politician who shouldn't even be allowed to run for the presidency.


I was pressing Joe Biden to tell the truth because the corrupt lame stream media, right back there, all those cameras right back there-- they're corrupt. And they refuse to write the story. There wasn't one time in almost four years during my presidency, during the greatest political scandal in US history-- a witch hunt, a horrible, horrible, disgusting witch hunt that should never, ever happen to another presidency again, and people should pay for the crimes they committed.


Which turned out to be a total illegal hoax. That false and libelous stories every day-- false and libelous stories. And they knew they were false, too. They knew they were false they were never taken down by Twitter or Facebook or the mainstream media-- never once. Yet, with Biden today, they take negative posts down almost before they even go up. They're trying to protect him. They're trying to protect Biden. They take them down.