President Donald Trump is clearly upset over the possibility of facing former Vice President Joe Biden in the general election in 2020. His plot to try and pressure Ukraine to produce dirt on the Bidens on the basis of a completely unfounded allegation of corruption is driving the ongoing impeachment proceedings that will soon (presumably) culminate in the full House formally voting to impeach him. Now, the former vice president and leading Democratic presidential candidate’s wife Jill has spoken out. In an appearance on MSNBC, she denounced Trump as “afraid” to face her husband in the 2020 elections.
In other words, she zeroed right in on his egotism. A volley of angry tweets from Trump against her could come.
‘You know, when Joe and I decided to run for president, when we made that decision, we knew it was going to be tough. But we never could have imagined that it would turn into, that Donald Trump would be asking a foreign government to get involved in our elections, and I think, you know, Donald Trump has shown us who he is, and this has been a real distraction. And I think it just proves that he’s afraid to run against my husband, Joe Biden.’
The former vice president recently confronted an attendee at an Iowa campaign event who brought up those allegations, which center on Joe’s son Hunter. With no evidence whatsoever — seriously, none — Trump has alleged that Hunter’s work for a corrupt Ukrainian energy company weighed on then-Vice President Biden’s pressure for Ukraine to drop a top prosecutor who’d looked into the company. In reality, Joe and many other world leaders at the time were concerned about the prosecutor not doing enough to root out to corruption. They wanted someone to do more to combat financial crimes in Ukraine — although that has not stopped Trump and the Republicans, who have even dredged up money that Hunter allegedly earned in China as supposedly a kickback for Joe’s position (or something. They’re always vague, considering the lack of evidence.)
The former vice president bluntly called that Iowa voter a liar and mockingly challenged him to physical challenges like a push-up contest.
Jill Biden commented:
‘I know my son’s character. Hunter did nothing wrong, and that’s the bottom line… I think any parent who is watching this show knows that if anyone attacked their son or daughter, I mean, you don’t just sit down and take it. You fight for your kid.’
Trump has not made any indication that he’ll be letting up with the rambling attacks on the Bidens anytime soon. His personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was just in Ukraine yet again hosting meetings in a continuance of the same bid for Biden dirt that got the president embroiled in this impeachment in the first place. Giuliani even said that he “missed” his now indicted associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman — and had to use a translation app to get through Russian documents. Back at home, Giuliani is facing his own federal investigation covering areas like his broadly sweeping global consulting work.