Joe Biden Takes Shot at Ivanka Trump for ‘Patents From China’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden took a thinly veiled shot at Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, during an interview with Axios.

Biden, who was being pressed about his son Hunter’s work in Ukraine, said that if he became president his family would have no foreign business because of what’s happened with the Trump administration.

“No one is going to be seeking patents for things from China,” he said. “No one is going to be engaged in that kind of thing.”

The comment was an apparent reference to Ivanka, who has been criticized for seeking patents and business opportunities in China while her father wages a trade war with the economic giant. In November, Ivanka won approval from the Chinese government for 16 new trademarks, drawing increased scrutiny of the Trump family’s business dealings abroad while President Trump was in office.

Biden’s remarks came during a wide-ranging interview with Mike Allen, a reporter and co-founder of Axios. The former vice president has come under pressure to defend his son, Hunter, who took a lucrative job on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while his father was vice president and leading Ukraine foreign policy. Hunter’s work has been thrust into the impeachment inquiry after Trump asked Ukraine’s president to look into the Bidens’ work in Ukraine.

Biden told Axios that Hunter did nothing wrong, but also said he had not dug into what his work was overseas. Previously, Biden said that he and Hunter had a strict policy not to discuss his work in Ukraine so there could be no impression of impropriety or conflict of interest.

“I don’t know what he was doing,” Biden said. “I know he was on the board. I found out he was on the board after he was on the board and that was it.”

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Phyllis Softa
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Cherl, In what universe is Joe Biden anywhere CLOSE to Trump’s record of over 13,000 lies during his days as POTUS ?? In what world did ANYONE of either Party imagine that Trump would say during the 2019 4th of July speech that revolutionary soldiers took over the airports??? Or While standing on the world stage next to a Putin, announce that he did not believe all 17 UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES and was taking the word of an former KGB agent that Russia did not interfere in the election??? WHO predicted the POTUS, who has a SIL, daughter and… Read more »

Cherl
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Joe Biden passed his sell by date years ago. Listening to him speak is scary. Even the Dems never know what will come out of his mouth. But it does appear that lying is something he is quite capable of doing. Even though it is the one thing that is very transparent. Well that and wanting to fight and do push ups with someone who confronts him.

Tracy
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Joe Biden will get the democrat nomination but will be destroyed by President Trump.

Pat Wells
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Pat Wells

Joe Biden needs to have a physical , and checked for alzheimers disease. He does inappropriate things. The touching of children, especially after being warned about it. I think he is a boat without a paddle. Please know I am not being ugly, I truly think he has a problem. My mom died 5 1/2 years ago from this horrible disease. It is a hard for your mom to not know you .

banstan
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Can ANYBODY spell l-o-s-e-r?

Allen Zabel
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Perhaps he should also look into Nancy Pelosi and her husband.
Who played the system.
He bought old factories in China, while Nancy negotiated a trade deal with them.
Once the deal went through?
He sold those abandoned factories, to other US based businesses, at an increased price.
Apparently, insider trading isn’t illegal, if you are sitting in Government.

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