During an exclusive interview with ABC News aired on Tuesday, the former vice president’s son addressed his work in Ukraine and China. He suggested that he made a “mistake” on “the grand scheme of things” but didn’t “make a mistake based upon some ethical lapse.”
He also said that he had “poor judgment” in joining a foreign company’s board during his father’s vice presidency.
“I take full responsibility for that. Did I do anything improper? No, and not in any way. Not in any way whatsoever. I joined a board, I served honorably. I focused on corporate governance. I didn’t have any discussions with my father before or after I joined the board as it related to it, other than that brief exchange that we had.”
Biden’s remarks come on the heels of him first firing back against the president on Sunday about his work in the two countries. He is planning to step down from his board position of a Chinese company by the end of the month, as IJR previously reported.
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Jordan noted on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday “two things stuck out” to him from Biden’s interview: “First, it sounds like he’s upset that he got caught in this ridiculous arrangement, and second, he said something about when his dad becomes president.”
“Look, the American people knew right from the get-go this was wrong. American people understand fairness. They instinctively get that this wasn’t fair. This was improper. This wasn’t right. I think it was pretty obvious. He just said now kind of what the American people already understood when this story first broke.”
Jordan continued to slam Biden, as he said Americans “know it smells.”
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Jordan wasn’t the only Republican to take note of the former vice president’s son’s interview, as President Donald Trump also took a swing at Biden for it.
“Hunter Biden was really bad on @GMA,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “Now Sleepy Joe has real problems! Reminds me of Crooked Hillary and her 33,000 deleted Emails, not recoverable!”
Biden’s interview comes as his father is gearing up for the fourth Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night.