Joe Biden responded to the revelation that President Donald Trump reportedly put pressure on the Ukrainian president to investigate the Democratic 2020 leader's family during a Wednesday interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
& # 39; You have been in politics for a long time. How do you view this on the bizarre scale, the last 48 hours, watching this happening? & # 39; Kimmel asked Biden.
The former vice president replied: & # 39; 18 out of 10, & # 39; mentioned the situation & # 39; bizarre & # 39 ;.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the house was starting a formal investigation into Trump's accusation amid a political fire storm caused by a whistleblower complaint about a telephone call in July between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The intelligence community informant claimed that Trump was threatening to withhold 400 million dollars in military aid to Ukraine unless Zelensky agreed to investigate the business transactions of Biden and his son Hunter in the country.
Biden commented: & # 39; The idea that someone would call the head of a foreign state should withhold considerable help when they desperately need to prevent Russian separatists in Ukraine from taking over Ukraine, and then basically ask to collaborate with Rudy Giuliani is coming … I mean, it's such a blatant abuse of power that it, I just don't think it can stand. & # 39;
Joe Biden responded to the revelation that President Donald Trump reportedly put pressure on the Ukrainian president to investigate the Democratic 2020 leader's family during a Wednesday interview on Jimmy Kimmel tonight
Biden said that if the allegations about Trump forcing Russia to be true, they would constitute an unassailable crime. Earlier on Wednesday, the President mocked the Democrats and called them to a press conference (photo)
Asked if Trump & # 39; s alleged Ukrainian transactions are an unassailable crime, Biden replied: & # 39; Based on the material they acknowledged today, it seems terribly difficult to avoid the conclusion that it is an unassailable crime and violation of constitutional responsibility.
& # 39; But look, that is, I have faith in the house and the senate's ability to handle this. My job is just to beat him.
& # 39; I cannot be distracted by this in a way that takes me away from the problems that really exist, the reasons why I am running. & # 39;
Biden claimed that he became the object of Trump's attention because a number of polls have shown that he could beat the incumbent in 2020.
& # 39; If you take a step back, this is not about me and my family. There is not a single solitary, legitimate journalist in the world who gives any credibility to this, & Biden said. & # 39; They have invalidated everything he had to say since (Trump & # 39; s personal lawyer Rudy) Giuliani started this a while ago, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; What I'm worried about, I worry about all the other families who can't take care of themselves and what happens to this president and his constant distraction. & # 39;
Biden said & # 39; there is much more at stake than whether he behaves so strangely & # 39; before he & # 39; monumental damage & # 39; enumerates what Trump & # 39; s administration has caused on issues such as health care, environment and international relations
Biden revealed that he decided to become president in 2020 after watching Trump & # 39; s reaction to the white supremacist rally of 2017 in Charlottesville
Kimmel jumped off that remark and asked: & How much of your desire to flee is related to Donald Trump as president? In other words, if someone, like a decent man like Jeb Bush, had won the Republican nomination, would you feel motivated to flee? & # 39;
& # 39; I think the honest answer is no, & # 39; said Biden.
He explained that he had no intention of running after his son Beau died of a brain tumor in 2015 because he was proud of the & # 39; progress & # 39; which was booked during the reign of former President Barack Obama.
That changed, Biden said, after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017.
He described watching Charlottesville people coming out of the field, carrying torches, contorted faces, bulging their veins, shouting the same anti-Semitic bile shouted in the streets of Nuremberg and Berlin in the 1930s from the Klu Klux Klan & # 39 ;.
& # 39; When a woman was killed and the president was asked to respond, he said there were very nice people in both groups & Biden recalled.
& # 39; No president has ever said such a thing, the possible exception of Andrew Jackson for the civil war.
& # 39; Then I decided, how can I remain silent? Because I was raised by a father who taught me that silence is complicit. & # 39;
Biden continued: & # 39; This is the way (Trump) has tried to divide this country and turn people against each other. & # 39;
& # 39; This division in our country is so devastating, so devastating for so many people, and it is ruining our position all over the world.
& # 39; Eight years of Donald Trump will fundamentally change the character of this nation. And I can't let that happen. & # 39;
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