President Trump’s Campaign Adviser Hints at Focus of Final Presidential Debate

President Trump’s Campaign Adviser Hints at Focus of Final Presidential Debate
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 29, 2020. (Win McNamee-Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Masooma Haq

Jason Miller, President Donald Trump’s senior campaign adviser, signaled to the public Sunday that they can expect to see Trump at Thursday’s final presidential debate making more space for Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden to give his answers.

Speaking with Chris Wallace on Fox News, Miller hinted that Trump will put the focus on Biden’s son Hunter and his dealings with Ukraine and China, and expects Biden to defend himself against recent claims made by the New York Post that alleged the Biden family’s involvement in multi-million dollar deals with foreign governments while Biden was vice president during the Obama administration.

“We were supposed to have a debate largely focused on foreign policy this next Thursday, which would be perfect as we—especially as we talk about the issue of Joe Biden potentially being compromised,” Miller told Wallace. “We know Fox News has confirmed the authenticity of these emails from the Hunter Biden-Chinese cash scandal that’s going on right now that the New York Post has been covering pretty extensively. I wish we were spending a lot more time going into foreign policy, especially as President Trump has these peace deals that he’s able to point to.”

Miller said that the president is likely “going to give Joe Biden a little bit more room to explain himself on some of these issues.” He told the host, “I do think the president’s going to want to hear Joe Biden’s answer on some of these, and we'll definitely give him all the time that Joe Biden wants to talk about packing the court. I think he’s going to get it on Thursday.”

In addition, Miller pointed out that the former vice president has yet to deny any of the recent allegations the New York Post made about Hunter Biden pursuing deals with China and Ukraine, and said that, contrary to what Joe Biden has said publicly, he knew about the meetings his son was having.

Wallace shot back by saying that, unlike Trump, Joe Biden has released all his tax statements and there is no evidence of such financial gains. “Do you have any hard evidence that Joe Biden lied to the IRS?” Wallace said, adding, “Because that would be a heck of a story.”

“Here’s the key takeaway for anyone who’s watching at home,” Miller responded. “Joe Biden has not come out and himself denied any of these allegations. And, additionally, there’s a much bigger, broader thing as you think back to 2016 and the way that voters really rejected the whole Clinton Inc., the way the Clinton family made all this money trading off their name and access. We’re seeing the exact same thing here with Joe Biden and his family. Both of his brothers are lobbyists. His son is obviously doing a lot of foreign work.”

Miller told Fox News on Monday, that if debate moderator Kristen Welker doesn’t bring up the Biden scandal, “I think you’re pretty safe to assume that the president will. Again, these are real simple questions that Joe Biden needs to answer to the American public.”

Miller added that the final debate’s main focus was supposed to be foreign policy but the debate commission officially changed that on Friday to other topics.

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment about these allegations.

Democrat lawmakers have called the allegations against the Bidens a Russian disinformation campaign, citing a statement by Director of National Intelligence William Evanina saying Russia is pushing an anti-Biden narrative while China is pushing an anti-Trump narrative. Biden himself called the New York Post stories a “smear campaign.”
Masooma Haq began reporting for The Epoch Times from Pakistan in 2008. She currently covers a variety of topics including U.S. government, culture, and entertainment.
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