Trump Calls Reporter Criminal for Not Covering Hunter Story
President Donald Trump on Monday called a reporter “criminal” for not covering the story of Hunter Biden’s email server.
During a press scrum on the tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday, Reuters reporter Jeff Mason asked Trump why his campaign strategy is to label Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden a criminal.
“He is a criminal,” Trump replied. “He got caught. Read his laptop.”
“And you know who’s a criminal? You’re a criminal for not reporting it,” Trump added. “Joe Biden is a criminal, and he’s been one for a long time. And you’re a criminal and the media for not reporting it.”
Trump was referring to a story by the New York Post purporting to show emails from Biden’s son, Hunter, that appear to link the two to business dealings with a Ukrainian energy company.
Biden has denied any meetings the emails claim have happened, and critics have cast doubt on the veracity of the emails, claiming they were part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Monday said there is no evidence linking the laptop to Russia.
Published at Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:34:30 +0000