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Trump bashes Biden at Minnesota rally, asks ‘Where’s Hunter? | TheHill

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats request testimony from Trump’s former Russia adviser Trump adviser: ‘He should stop saying things that are untrue’ US moves British ISIS suspects from Syria amid Turkish invasion MORE went after former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats request testimony from Trump’s former Russia adviser Pence open to releasing transcripts of call with Ukraine Trey Gowdy joins Trump’s legal team MORE and lashed out at the Democratic presidential candidate’s son Hunter Biden during his rally Thursday night.

Trump accused Biden of being a good vice president because he “understood how to kiss Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDemocrats’ satisfaction with 2020 candidates among highest in decades: Gallup Maggie Rogers shares letter from ‘huge fans’ Barack and Michelle Obama Budowsky: Biden and Warren at POTUS Rubicon MORE‘s ass,” sparking sustained cheers at the event center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Some of Trump’s sharpest attack lines were directed at Biden during his sprawling two-hour remarks, with the president repeatedly asking where the younger Biden was.

”Joe’s son Hunter got thrown out of the Navy and then he became a genius on Wall Street in about two days,” Trump said while targeting the Democratic presidential candidate’s son.

“Whatever happened to Hunter? Where the hell is he?” he added. “Where’s Hunter?”

“Hey fellas, I have an idea for a new T-shirt,” the president continued, turning to the audience. “Let’s do another T-shirt: ‘Where’s Hunter?'”

Earlier in the rally, the president’s son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpKey Republicans split with Trump on Biden investigation push The Hill’s Campaign Report: Warren, Sanders overtake Biden in third-quarter fundraising Trump campaign, GOP raise M after Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry MORE also went after Hunter Biden while overseeing a chant of “lock him up” when attacking the former vice president.

Biden, who had joined eight other candidates for an LGBT forum hosted by CNN and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Thursday night, slammed Trump later in the evening on Twitter following the rally.

“I spent my night at the HRC forum talking about the fundamental respect every human being deserves. You spent yours showing how little respect for anyone else you have. America is so much stronger than your weakness, @realDonaldTrump,” Biden tweeted.

I spent my night at the HRC forum talking about the fundamental respect every human being deserves. You spent yours showing how little respect for anyone else you have. America is so much stronger than your weakness, @realDonaldTrump.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 11, 2019 

President Trump in recent days has pushed unsubstantiated allegations that the Bidens acted in a corrupt manner when dealing with Ukraine, focusing on Hunter Biden’s role on the board of a Ukrainian energy company that had faced scrutiny in the country.

Trump has focused on Biden’s efforts as vice president in 2016 to push for Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who had looked into the company, though no evidence has emerged that Biden acted with his son’s interests in mind and both Bidens have denied any wrongdoing.

House Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry into the president after revelations that Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into Joe Biden during a July 25 phone call.

Trump has denied wrongdoing and has since publicly encouraged Ukraine and China to probe the former vice president. 

Hunter Biden was discharged from the Navy Reserve in 2014 after reportedly testing positive for cocaine.

The Hill has reached out to the Biden campaign for comment on Trump’s Thursday night remarks.

Updated: Oct. 11 at 12:40 a.m.

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Rachel Frazin
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