Trump Tests New Nickname for Biden

Calls rival 'the big man' while alleging unethical business deals
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2020 8:55 PM CDT
Trump Tests New Nickname for Biden
Joe Biden holds up a mask as President Donald Trump takes notes during the second and final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

President Trump again pressed his case during Thursday night's debate that Joe and Hunter Biden acted unethically in regard to Hunter's business dealings. At one point, he referred to the elder Biden as "the big man" and suggested that he has orchestrated global deals that were enriching him personally. "I don’t make money from China. You do," he said of Biden, per the Independent. "I don’t make money from Ukraine. You do. They even made a statement that they have to give 10% to the big man." Biden, he suggested, was that "big man."

The former vice president dismissed it all as "malarkey" and said "nothing was unethical" about how he dealt with his son and his business enterprises in Ukraine as vice president. He added that Trump administration officials testified to that effect during Trump's impeachment hearing. "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life," said Biden. He sought to turn the criticism around: "Release your tax returns or stop talking about corruption," he told the president, per ABC News. "What are you hiding?" (More presidential debate stories.)

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