- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has criticized the attack on a political candidate’s children as “rude.”
- Biden said he made a “specific decision” not to mention President Donald Trump’s children through his campaign, despite the president’s repeated criticisms of Hunter Biden’s personal history and business relationships.
- “Look, I’m running against Donald Trump, not his kids,” Biden said in an interview on the “Pod Save America” progressive podcast.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called attacks on a political opponent’s family “crass” after President Donald Trump repeatedly focused on business relations and his son Hunter’s personal history before the elections.
In an interview with the progressive podcast “Pod Save America” released on Saturday, Biden was asked why he had not attacked members of Trump’s family as the president continued to attack his son Hunter.
The former vice president said “it was a specific decision” not to bring up the activities or business dealings of Trump’s children during presidential debates and throughout the campaign.
“It’s a specific decision, and I just think it’s rude,” Biden said. “Look, I’m running against Donald Trump, not his kids. The American people want to hear from their family, not Trump’s family or my family, although I am very proud of my family. ”
“It’s not how I was raised, it’s that basic,” Biden added.
During Thursday night’s debate, Trump repeatedly claimed that Biden was involved in his son Hunter’s business dealings when there was no evidence that he was, according to tapes, emails and reports. text messages reviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
Trump also attacked Biden over Hunter’s business and personal history during the first debate, which moderator Chris Wallace rejected, citing that “the American people prefer to hear more on substantive matters.”
Critics have raised concerns since Trump’s election over possible conflicts of interest for Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner, while they are the president’s top advisers.
In 2019, Ivanka Trump dismissed claims she was taking advantage of the presidency in an interview with the Associated Press.
« [President Donald Trump’s] wealth and our wealth, collectively and independently, were created before government service and before anyone in our lives stood for election, ”she said.