U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks throughout a marketing campaign occasion at United Association (UA) Plumbers Local 27 in Erie, PA, October 10, 2020.
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden warned marketing campaign donors on Thursday that President Donald Trump is “going to throw all the pieces however the kitchen sink at me” in the course of the 19 days remaining earlier than Election Day.
Biden informed attendees that he expects further “lies and distortion” to be directed at him by the Trump marketing campaign.
Biden spoke a day after The New York Post ran a sequence of articles claiming that he had met with a Ukrainian power government on the behest of his son Hunter Biden who was a board member of the manager’s firm, Burisma. The supposed assembly got here months earlier than then-Vice President Biden pressured Ukraine authorities officers to fireplace a prosecutor who purportedly was investigating the firm.
The declare that the prosecutor was conducting such a probe on the time has been debunked.
Biden didn’t point out The Post’s report, however did check with “misinformation” about him at Thursday’s occasion.
“I do know these are anxious occasions,” Biden informed the fundraising attendees.
“I admire all the pieces you are doing for the marketing campaign,” he stated. “We have 19 days left, and you realize, he’ll throw all the pieces however the kitchen sink at me.”
But, he added, “I feel you’ve got put me ready to have the ability to reply in actual time in a method that we are able to compete.”
Biden and a number one Democratic fundraising web site have considerably outraised a Republican web site within the lately completed monetary quarter, yet one more signal of bother for Trump, who’s badly trailing Biden in nationwide polls.
Biden has denied talking together with his son about Hunter’s work for Burisma, and the Biden marketing campaign stated there isn’t any such report of a gathering.
A replica of the pc arduous drive supposedly owned by Hunter Biden that’s the foundation for The Post’s report was given to the newspaper by Trump’s private lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
George Mesires, a lawyer for Hunter Biden, stated in a press release Thursday, “We don’t know the place this got here from, and definitely can’t credit score something that Rudy Giuliani supplied to the NY Post, however what I do know for sure is that this purported assembly by no means occurred.”
Biden’s presidential marketing campaign on Wednesday stated that a number of investigations, together with probes by two Republican-led Senate committees, have discovered that Biden “carried out official U.S. coverage towards Ukraine and engaged in no wrongdoing.”
“The New York Post by no means requested the Biden marketing campaign concerning the essential components of this story,” he added. “They actually by no means raised that Rudy Giuliani — whose discredited conspiracy theories and alliance with figures related to Russian intelligence have been extensively reported — claimed to have such supplies,” stated Andrew Bates, a Biden spokesman.
But the Republican incumbent Trump and his allies since Wednesday have repeatedly highlighted The Post’s tales, and blasted the social media giants Facebook and Twitter for taking steps that limited the spread of the articles’ contents on their platforms.
Biden introduced Wednesday that his marketing campaign introduced in $383 million in donations throughout September, a bit greater than his marketing campaign’s record-breaking haul in August. Biden marketing campaign supervisor Jen O’Malley Dillon stated that the marketing campaign had greater than $400 million available coming into October.
ActBlue, the Democratic fundraising web site, on Thursday revealed that it processed $1.5 billion in donations made from July through September.
ActBlue’s tally was greater than double the greater than $620 million in donations throughout the same time period processed by WinRed, the Republican fundraising site.
Trump’s marketing campaign has not revealed fundraising numbers for September.