Another Joe Biden gaffe? Prez-elect calls FOX reporter 'one-horse pony', labels Hunter scandal a Russian plot
Biden apparently meant to say 'one-trick pony', which refers to somebody with only one talent or area of expertise
President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday, December 22, said the federal tax probe targeting his son Hunter Biden’s murky financial dealings is “Russian misinformation”. And Biden went on to call the reporter who asked for comment on the probe a “one-horse pony" in another Bidenesque blunder. Biden apparently meant to say 'one-trick pony', which refers to somebody with only one talent or area of expertise.
The statements were made by Joe Biden at a press conference in Wilmington, Delaware. Later, Biden was questioned by a FOX News reporter if he still believed The Post’s exclusive reporting on the contents of his Hunter's laptop was “Russian misinformation,” in the wake of reports that some of those damaging emails were part of the federal probe. “Yes, yes, yes. God loves you, man. You are a one-horse pony, I tell you,” he responded.
In October, The NY Post revealed correspondence between Hunter Biden and his business associates, which showed him attempting to land lucrative deals in China and Ukraine by trading off his famous father’s reputation, in some cases involving Joe directly. The Post was given a copy of the hard drive by President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.
The Post story quoted an email from Mr Pozharskyi allegedly sent to Hunter Biden thanking him for “giving an opportunity to meet your father” and to spend “some time together.” Hours after the magazine published its article, Facebook said that it decided to limit the distribution of the story on its platform so it could fact-check the claims. Twitter blocked the article because it included people’s personal phone numbers and email addresses, which violated their privacy rules, and because the article violated their policy on hacked materials. Both the social media giants, Facebook’s and Twitter’s actions quickly provoked strong reactions from Republicans that the social media platforms were censoring them, a complaint that grew louder later White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany's account got locked because she had posted the New York Post story. Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, a staunch Trump ally, called Twitter’s action “despicable” and termed it “the real election interference.”
During the press conference, Joe was pressed on whether he has spoken with potential candidates and his team about the investigation into his son’s overseas business dealings. “No, no, I guarantee you I’m going to do what I said,” Biden responded. “The attorney general of the United States of America is not the president’s lawyer. I will appoint someone I expect to enforce the law as the law is written, not guided by me.”
John Ratcliffe, the Trump-appointed Director of National Intelligence said that the laptop information wasn't Russian disinformation. "Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign," Ratcliffe said. "Let me be clear: The intelligence community doesn't believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that."
Hunter Biden, 50, is under federal investigation for possible tax fraud. Outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr, who exits the job on Wednesday, December 23, said this week that he felt there was no need to appoint a special prosecutor to bolster the investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs.