2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said President Trump is "corrupt" and is going after his son, Hunter Biden, because he knows the former vice president will "beat him like a drum." At a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, Biden said he is very proud of Hunter and that Trump is the corrupt one. Biden also challenged Trump to release his tax returns or "shut up" with allegations of his son and Ukraine.
"I never discussed with my son anything having to do with what was going on in Ukraine. That's a fact," Biden said. Look guys, let's focus on what the problem is here. The problem is a corrupt president engaging -- the reason why he's running after me is he knows that I will beat him like a drum."
REPORTER: Mr. Biden, when you learned that your son was taking that Ukrainian job, through press reports, do you regret not going to him and maybe saying he should not do this?
FMR. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: My son's comments -- and I am very proud of my son. My son's comments speak for themselves. Let's keep the focus here. The president of the United States says he wants to talk about corruption. Well, let's talk about corruption. He is running the most corrupt government in the history of the United States of America. Number one.
Number two, he's in a position whereas he talks about corruption, he's engaged in practices that in fact everyone around the world is looking and saying, how in God's name this man can be doing that while he's president?
And, look, Mr. President, you want to talk about corruption, I've released 21 years of my tax returns. I entered as one of the poorest men in Congress, left as one of the poorest men in government, in Congress and as Vice President. I made no money while I was in there other than my salary. Mr. President, even Richard Nixon released his tax returns. Mr. President, release your tax returns or shut up.
QUESTION: Would you change anything? Do you regret anything at all?
BIDEN: No, I don't. Because I never discussed with my son anything having to do with what was going on in Ukraine. That's a fact. Look guys, let's focus on what the problem is here. The problem is a corrupt president engaging -- the reason why he's running after me is he knows that I will beat him like a drum.