Lock up the Biden, lock up Hillary!: In Georgia, Donald Trump calls for his opponent's family to be put in prison
Sylvie Claire / October 17, 2020
Campaigning in the state of Georgia, the tempestuous President of the United States called on Friday night to throw the family of his Democratic presidential opponent, Joe Biden, in jail. “Lock up the Biden, buckle up Hillary” Clinton, his competitor in 2016, took over the Republican billionaire echoing the chants of his supporters in Macon.
“The past few months have taught us that Joe Biden is a corrupt politician,” said the current White House tenant. "And that the Biden family is a criminal organization," he added.
This is not the first time that Donald Trump has called for his political opponents to be jailed. Four years ago, he ruled that Hillary Clinton should be jailed for using a private server for some of her correspondence at the State Department, not the government secure server. After an investigation, the FBI did not uphold any charges against Hillary Clinton, but said she had been "extremely reckless. »
Last year, an investigation by House Democrats found that Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner, both advisers to the White House, also used private emails to exchanges related to their government activity.
Struggling in the polls, the billionaire this time demanded the incarceration of his opponent Joe Biden based on articles from the conservative New York Post newspaper which relaunch, based on emails supposedly written by the Joe Biden's son, Hunter, of Ukraine corruption charges. Joe Biden's campaign team and Hunter Biden's lawyer both deny that a meeting between the Democratic competitor, then Obama's vice-president, and a representative for the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, for which he worked in the Hunter Biden era, never took place. "I have no response. Another smear campaign, ”Biden said on Friday, when asked on the New York Post coverage.