WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump has launched a sharp new attack on former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and demanded he pull out of the race to the White House.
The Biden family has been bought and the (misleading) media should stop making excuses for something that cannot be justified, Trump said in a tweet on Twitter.
Trump accused Biden of lying when he said he had never spoken to the Ukrainian company Borisma Holdings, whose son Hunter was chairman, pointing out that the picture would later appear as Biden playing golf with the chairman in the presence of his son Hunter.
Trump cynically claimed that he wanted to run against Joe Biden, the 1 percent, and doubted that this could happen because Joe would not be able to reach the starting line. Given all the money he may have earned with his family through blackmail, he must withdraw.
The US House of Representatives is investigating Trump's abuse of power over the details of a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelinsky in July, in which Trump demanded a reopening of the investigation into Hunter Biden, which would affect Joe Biden's chances in the election and could lead to the removal of the Republican president.
Trump is accused of pressuring Zelinski to investigate Biden in return for $ 400 million in military aid to Kiev.
Like Trump, Biden turned to Twitter for a counterattack, accusing the Republican billionaire of "asking a foreign government to fabricate lies."
Biden's campaign official, Andrew Bates, also mocked Trump, saying the latter knew that more than 70 polls, including his own internal polls, showed Joe Biden would overwhelmingly beat Trump as a "sick liar" if they competed in the November presidential election. Next.
"It's strange that Donald Trump says he likes to compete with Biden as he tried to intimidate a foreign country into pushing him to investigate the former vice president."
Biden had published an article in the Washington Post on Saturday evening, in which Trump vowed to defeat in the elections and said: "Every day, even every hour, apparently we find more evidence that President Trump is abusing his presidential powers and that he is totally incapable of taking office." .
In the same context, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not spared from the attacks and criticism of Trump, which he described as "treacherous" and said in a tweet that "Pelosi was aware of the lies of Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to Congress and the American people about my call and Zelinski, which makes her somewhat guilty What is in big crimes, including treason, is all those who have conspired with them evil.
The US House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Commission issued a collective note a few days ago committing the White House to hand over all documents related to the issue of telephone contact between Trump and Zelinski.