President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants both Ukraine and China to investigate Joe Biden and his son for alleged corruption.
"Well, I would think that if they were honest about it, they'd start a major investigation into the Bidens. It's a very simple answer. They should investigate the Bidens," Trump told reporters about Ukraine on the White House lawn.
"Likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine," Trump added. "So, I would say that President Zelensky, if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens because nobody has any doubt that they weren't crooked."
"That was a crooked deal, 100%. He had no knowledge about energy, didn't know the first thing about it, all of a sudden he's getting $50,000 a month, plus a lot of other things. Nobody has any doubt. And they got rid of a very tough prosecutor. Now they're trying to make it the opposite way, but they got rid of him. So if I were the president of Ukriane I would certainly recommend that."
Trump said he hadn't yet asked Chinese President Xi to do so, "but clearly it's something we should start thinking about."
Hillary Clinton replied on Twitter, saying "impeachable offenses committed on national television still count":
Someone should inform the president that impeachable offenses committed on national television still count. https://t.co/ABObD2Ie4S— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 3, 2019