Jordan: You Really Think Trump Was Serious About Thinking China’s Going to Investigate Bidens?

By Melanie Arter | October 7, 2019 | 10:55am EDT
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( – Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that he doesn’t think President Donald Trump was serious about China investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

When asked whether he thinks it’s appropriate for Trump to ask China and Ukraine to investigate Biden, Jordan said, “George, you really think he was serious about thinking that China’s going to investigate the Biden family?”


“He said it right there in public,” Stephanopolous said.

Jordan said Trump has been tougher on China than any other president, and the president wants to make sure China quits stealing America’s intellectual property and starts abiding by international trade norms.



Jordan said he wished there was the same outrage from the media when the DNC hired a foreigner who worked with the Russians to dig up dirt on the Trump.

“I wish there would be the same outrage for what the president said about China, the same outrage … when the Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee hired a foreigner who worked with Russians to dig up dirt on the president, put it in a document that was given to the Department of Justice, and then the FBI used that document to go to a secret court to spy on the Trump campaign,” he said.

“And you guys weren’t outraged about that, but now the president makes a statement about China -- the guy who’s been tougher on China than any other president, and you think this is somehow a big deal,” Jordan said.

Stephanopolous repeatedly pressed Jordan on whether he thinks it would be appropriate for Trump to ask China to investigate the Bidens.

"I don’t think anyone in America really believes -- except people maybe in the press and some Democrats in Congress really believe that the president of the United States thinks China is going to investigate,” Jordan said.

He said Trump was just saying “what’s on the minds of so many Americans.”

“I think when the president is trying to make sure that there is not corruption, that if we're going to be sending the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people to Ukraine to help them fight Russia, to help them get their country moving in the direction that they need, to get the security assistance they need, I think he believes that we should make sure there's not corruption there,” Jordan said.

“It's not President Trump's fault that Joe Biden's son was hired by a company that Mr. Volker told us this Thursday when we had him in for the interview - the ambassador, the special envoy to Ukraine. It's not President Trump's fault that Joe Biden's son was hired by Burisma, this company that had a long history of corruption,” he said.

“I think the president, when he's trying to decide how American tax dollars are going to be spent, and what countries they're actually going to go to, it's his job to make sure there's not corruption. So when the vice president's son is hired by this company, that Mr. Volker told us had a long history of corruption, was linked to the government in Ukraine, I think that's the president doing his job,” Jordan added.



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