As reported by Breitbart
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted on Wednesday that former Vice President Joe Biden is “incentivized” to dismiss the threat posed by China because of his son’s business dealings with the Chinese government.
Well his son took $1.5 BILLION form the Chinese govt so I’m sure he’s incentivized to pretend they’re not a threat. Of course no one with a brain believed it but media won’t cover it, because Joe’s their guy and always gets a pass despite his 50 years of failures in government. https://t.co/FEZOb3rSco
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 5, 2019
Trump Jr.’s tweet came in response to Biden’s comments at a campaign stop in New Hampshire yesterday in which the 2020 contender dismissed concerns about China’s economic threat to American workers.
“We’re in a position where we have the most agile venture capitalist [sic] in the world,” Biden said. “Our workers are literally three times productive as workers in the far east — excuse me — in Asia. So what are we worried about?”
“Well his son took $1.5 BILLION form [sic] the Chinese govt so I’m sure he’s incentivized to pretend they’re not a threat,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “Of course no one with a brain believed it but media won’t cover it, because Joe’s their guy and always gets a pass despite his 50 years of failures in government.”
Trump Jr.’s comments appear to reference the revelations in Peter Schweizer’s bestselling book Secret Empires regarding the $1.5 billion deal Hunter Biden’s private equity firm secured from the state-owned Bank of China while his father was vice president and negotiating U.S. policy with Beijing. Schweizer’s research has been confirmed by numerous news outlets, including the New York Times in an article last month.
Biden’s remarks on Tuesday occurred on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, when the communist regime used machine guns and tanks to put down a peaceful protest of citizens requesting democratic reforms.
This was not the first time the 2020 Democratic candidate downplayed China’s threat to the United States. At a campaign rally in Iowa last month, Biden dismissed the notion that “China is going to eat our lunch.”
“Come on, man,” Biden scoffed, “They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the east, I mean in the west, They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks.”
“But guess what, they’re not competition for us,” he stated.