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USA: Trump attacks Biden for corruption as he defends call with Ukraine's president

2 22.09.2019 Инфо

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SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, was largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place, was largely the fact that we don't want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son, creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine. And Ukraine, Ukraine's got a lot of problems. The new president is saying that he is going to be able to rid the country of corruption. And I said "that would be a great thing." We had a great conversation. We had a conversation on many things. In fact, I believe Ukraine put out a statement yesterday saying that we covered many different topics and that it was a warm and friendly conversation. I backed Ukraine from the beginning but I'm very upset that other countries aren't doing the same. Germany should be spending much more, France, all of the European Union should be spending money. Why are we spending money and they're not? Or at least they're spending very little by comparison. So I'm not happy about that."
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "This whistleblower or whoever it was — because it sounds like it's not a whistleblower — you can't have that happen to a President of the United States. It was put out last night also by Ukraine, but you can't have people doing this. You can't have people doing false alarms like this, and you know when the president speaks to the head of another country, he has to be able to speak to those people, and those people don't want to know that they're being recorded or that you have a stenographer working, you don't want to have to hear that. You can't do that to a president and you can't do that to other countries, But with all of that being said we had a very great conversation, very straight, very honest conversation. I hope they can put it out."
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "Well not only Ukraine, take a look at China. They took a tremendous amount of money out of China. Now, if they ever take over China negotiations, he would sell us out. Look at all the money he made in China. The son; he knew nothing. The son is the stiff; he knew nothing. And he's making hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars. And he did the same thing in Ukraine. He knows nothing. This is a very dishonest thing that Joe Biden did. And then he said he never spoke to his son. Does anybody believe that one? But then he also said, long before, that he did speak to his son. So he lied, again. But what he said is that he wouldn't give, I think it was billions of dollars to Ukraine, unless they fire the prosecutor who was looking at his son and his son's company, the company that his son worked with. And that's a very dishonest thing. And I'm not looking to hurt Biden. I'm not even looking to hold him to it, to be honest. But he said a very bad thing. He said a very foolish thing."
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "He is a great gentleman, Joe. He's doing a fantastic job. And I know one thing that he's only going to do what's right. But he's doing a fantastic job. And he's only going to do what's right. But just so you understand, the conversation I had with the president of Ukraine was absolutely perfect. And people are going to find out who these people are who are trying to subvert our country. Because, here we go again. These are bad people. But the conversation I had with the President of Ukraine was absolutely a 10. It was perfect. Now, what you have to do is look at corruption on the Democrat side. Take a look at how the whole witch hunt started. Now they want to try and start another witch hunt, but unfortunately this one now is reverting to Joe Biden. Because he'd done some very bad things. And I'm not even looking to hurt him, to be honest. He needs all the help he can get. I'm not looking to hurt him, I'm not looking to hurt his family. But the corruption and what he said, is a terrible thing."
SCRIPT
US President Donald Trump said his recent conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — which is at the crux of the rumours regarding an internal whistleblower complaint — was 'largely congratulatory', and attacked former US Vice President Joe Biden for corruption, while speaking in Washington DC on Sunday.
"The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, was largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place, was largely the fact that we don't want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son, creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine," said Trump.
"This is a very dishonest thing that Joe Biden did. And then he said he never spoke to his son. Does anybody believe that one? But then he also said, long before, that he did speak to his son. So he lied, again," said Trump.
"But what he said is that he wouldn't give, I think it was billions of dollars to Ukraine, unless they fire the prosecutor who was looking at his son and his son's company, the company that his son worked with. And that's a very dishonest thing. And I'm not looking to hurt Biden. I'm not even looking to hold him to it, to be honest. But he said a very bad thing. He said a very foolish thing," he added.
The whistleblower's complaint reportedly includes a private conversation between Trump and a foreign leader, possibly Zelensky. Trump reportedly made a promise, the content of which is still unclear, to the leader.
According to the media, the Trump administration has refused to share the report with Congress.
Then Vice President Biden traveled to Ukraine in March 2016 and threatened not to provide $1 (€0.91) billion in loan guarantees if Ukraine's government didn't sack its top prosecutor - a figure long thought to be lax on corruption by the international community - as part of long term efforts by the Obama administration to promote reform in the country.