There’s no major sign of the Trump team letting up on their conspiracy theories, even as Joe Biden prepares to assume the presidency next January. On Twitter this Wednesday, as the Pennsylvania court case against the election results that he’d joined struggled to gain any kind of meaningful traction, top Trump ally Rudy Giuliani melted down. In a post with two misspellings, Giuliani insisted that with Biden in charge, “it will be COMMUNIST CHINA FIRST!” Obviously, Biden is not preparing to put the interests of “COMMUNIST CHINA” over those of the United States once in the White House. This statement from Giuliani is conspiratorial nonsense.
Giuliani’s full message read as follows:
‘Biden opposes AMERICA FIRST. So whose first? Obviously it will be COMMUNIST CHINA FIRST! CCP paid the #BidenCrimeFamiIy millions for that position. Whose second Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia or an unknown contributor.’
Biden opposes AMERICA FIRST.
So whose first?
Obviously it will be COMMUNIST CHINA FIRST!
CCP paid the #BidenCrimeFamiIy millions for that position.
Whose second Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia or an unknown contributor.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) November 25, 2020
Again — Rudy’s post is nonsense. The Chinese Communist Party did not pay the so-called “Biden Crime Family” millions of dollars in order to get prioritized with Joe Biden in the White House. Trump and Giuliani have both raised conspiratorial claims about the Bidens’ dealings in China in the past, but the evidence backing up Trump and Giuliani’s claims about some kind of nefarious, criminal underpinnings to the whole endeavor just isn’t there. Hunter Biden served on a board for a private equity fund that involved government-owned financial enterprises in China, but Hunter’s attorney said “that was an unpaid position, that he did not create the company and has not yet received any money, let alone millions,” as of an October 2019 report from FactCheck.org. Money that went into the firm didn’t somehow automatically flow to Hunter.
Trump and Giuliani have claimed, as referenced in Giuliani’s tweet, that the Bidens got a big payout from Russia — from the wife of a former Moscow mayor, specifically — but again: the evidence backing up the Republican characterization of events has failed to materialize. There is no evidence that Joe Biden received any part of a $3.5 million payment at issue, and Hunter Biden denied that he received any of it either, according to a CNN fact-check. The Russian businesswoman, Elena Baturina, sent the $3.5 million — which was for “consultancy” services — to a firm called Rosemont Seneca Thornton, but Hunter Biden helped lead a firm Rosemont Seneca Advisors.
So many of Giuliani’s bombastic claims fall apart under scrutiny. He’s seemingly frantically pasting together bits and pieces of nonsense. Check out Twitter’s response below: