Dr. Jill Biden refused to answer questions regarding Hunter Biden’s recent tax scandal this week; dodging reporters and instructing security to remove journalists from the event.
“Will you talk to him!” said Dr. Biden as reporters began asking questions.
“That’s it! Thanks! Let’s go!” added a member of Biden’s team.
The investigation into Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs” is reportedly examining his relationship with Chinese nationals and other foreign business associates, according to the Associated Press.
“The revelations put a renewed spotlight on questions about Hunter Biden’s financial history, which dogged his father’s successful White House campaign and were a frequent target of President Donald Trump and his allies. They also come at a politically delicate time for the president-elect, who is weighing his choice to lead an agency that is actively investigating his son,” writes the AP.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 10, 2020
Hunter Biden's association with Chinese nationals linked to CCP resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow.https://t.co/U3JjWkDovN
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 10, 2020
“I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors,” Hunter Biden said in a statement.
Read the full report here.
SOME ENDORSEMENT: Jill Biden Admits Other Candidates ‘Might Be Better than Joe on Healthcare’
Dr. Jill Biden publicly admitted this week that other candidates may be “better on healthcare” than her husband; making her own major gaffe as the former Vice President seeks to avoid controversy on the campaign trail.
“Your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, healthcare than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election,” told a group of Democrats in New Hampshire.
Dr. Jill Biden urges voters to consider her husband's electability, saying: "your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, healthcare than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election." pic.twitter.com/xdPk95wWnv
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 19, 2019
Biden continued his gaffe-riddled campaign tour this week; telling an audience the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy took place in the “Late ‘70s.”
“Just like in my generation, when I got out of school, when Bobby Kennedy and Dr. King had been assassinated in the ’70s, the late ’70s when I got engaged … ,” Biden recalled.
The two leaders were killed two months apart in 1968.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 21, 2019
Biden is facing more campaign issues this week; with analysts saying his fundraising efforts have “tumbled” since a series of gaffes on the campaign trail.
“Joe Biden raised $4.6 million online on his first day in the 2020 presidential race, surprising doubters who thought the former vice president couldn’t run a modern campaign. But since then Biden’s online fundraising has tumbled — looking more like flash-in-the-pan opponent Beto O’Rourke than top-tier rivals like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren,” reports Politico.
“More than 60 percent of the $13.2 million Biden has raised online came in the first week of his campaign, which launched in late April, according to a POLITICO analysis of data from the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue. While other top candidates spiked early and then gradually raised more money online as the 2020 campaign has carried on, Biden’s pattern is similar to O’Rourke, who roared into the race with millions raised in his first day but has trickled off since then,” adds the website.
Democratic strategist David Axelrod weighed-in Thursday on Joe Biden’s potentially reduced campaign schedule; saying “this is bad advice” and claiming the former Vice President can “either cut it or he can’t.”
THE ISSUE ‘IS OVER’: Jill Biden Shuts Down CNN’s Tapper When Asked About Husband’s ‘Gaffe’ Problem
Dr. Jill Biden abruptly shut-down CNN’s Jake Tapper during an interview Sunday after the reporter asked her to comment on Joe Biden’s speaking errors, misstatements, and gaffes on the campaign trail.
“Your husband has been known to make the occasional gaffe,” said Tapper.
“You can’t even go there. After Donald Trump, you cannot even say the word gaffe,” fired-back Biden.
“I can’t even say the word gaffe?” asked the anchor.
“Nope. Done. It’s gone,” she added. “Over. So over.”
Q: "Your husband has been known to make the occasional gaffe"
Jill Biden: "You can't even go there. After Donald Trump, you cannot even say the word gaffe."
Q: "I can't even say the word gaffe?"
JB: "Nope. Done. It's gone."
Q: "The gaffe issue is over?"
JB: "Over. So over." pic.twitter.com/NV8bAs7TP9
— The Hill (@thehill) September 27, 2020
Watch Dr. Jill Biden’s comments above.