Calling the kettle black
It takes real chutzpah for President Trump and his sons to call Hunter Biden “corrupt” for doing business abroad, said Jennifer Rubin. The entire Trump clan, including the president himself, “continue to make a mint” trading on Donald Trump’s position of power. Eric and Donald Jr. are actively promoting the Trump business overseas in such countries as Turkey, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, and Uruguay. Ivanka Trump dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping and her father at Mar-a-Lago in April 2017, and the same day China granted her preliminary trademarks for jewelry and handbags potentially worth millions of dollars. Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, serves as a White House senior adviser while continuing to profit from a complex web of businesses abroad. Meanwhile, Trump is paid millions by foreign governments and U.S. corporations that stay at his properties to curry favor with him, even as he refuses to release his tax returns. That’s corruption on a massive scale, and it’s gone uninvestigated. If the Trumps really care about “corruption” abroad, they should welcome a congressional investigation into their business activities, and promise, as Hunter Biden did this week, to divest themselves of all foreign entanglements.