Donald Trump jumped on the laptop scandal plaguing his rival Joe Biden’s campaign during a White House town hall, calling the Democrat’s family ‘corrupt’ and accusing Twitter and Facebook of engaging in ‘election interference’ by trying to censor the story.
Bolling opened the discussion by asking Trump about his campaign strategy in the final days leading up to the election on November 3 – noting that the Biden camp paused events ahead of the debate.
Trump referenced his busy campaign schedule before suggesting that Biden is backing away from the media to avoid questions about emails purportedly found on his son Hunter’s laptop, which could potentially implicate him in Hunter’s questionable international business dealings.
‘I think he doesn’t want to be asked about his family because it’s corrupt. What they’ve done is corrupt. Nobody’s ever seen anything like it,’ Trump said.
‘When you look at the laptop – we call it the “laptop from hell” – and when you look at what they’ve done as a family, where the son follows the father into these countries and they walk away with tens of millions of dollars, hundreds of millions of dollars, it’s ridiculous.
‘And then the press doesn’t want to cover it, big tech doesn’t want to cover it.’
Bolling asked: ‘Is there anything you think has been done with the Bidens, Hunter, his father, that’s illegal?’
Trump pointed to a Fox News report claiming that Joe Biden was promised 10 per cent equity in a deal with a Chinese energy firm that Hunter Biden allegedly helped broker 2017.
That report was based on an email chain purportedly found on Hunter’s laptop which sources said referred to Joe as ‘the big guy’ receiving the equity.