Amid an impeachment probe into whether he improperly asked the president of Ukraine to investigate Biden-family business dealings, President Donald Trump on Thursday told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House that China should investigate his 2020 rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter, although he said he has not specifically asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to do so.
REPORTER: What exactly did you hope Zelensky would do about the Bidens after your phone call?
TRUMP: Well I would think if they were honest about it, they’d start a major investigation into the Bidens. It’s a very simple answer. They should investigate the Bidens. Because how does a company that’s newly formed and all these companies — by the way, likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens. Because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine. So I would say that President Zelensky, if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens. Because nobody has any doubt that they weren’t crooked. That was a crooked deal, 100 percent.