On Friday, President Donald Trump ripped into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over his recent comments on Ukraine. Trump accused Biden of using an “air siren” to create a false impression of his actions in the country.
The president’s comments came during a White House press conference, during which he was asked about a recent interview Biden gave to ABC News. During the interview, Biden claimed that he had threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine unless the country fired a prosecutor who was investigating a company connected to his son, Hunter Biden.
Trump said that Biden’s claims were “staged, fake, phony” and that he had done nothing wrong. He also accused Biden of using an “air siren” to make it seem as if he had taken a strong stance against corruption in Ukraine.
“He was using an air siren to try to make it look like he was doing something,” Trump said. “He was doing nothing. He was all talk.”
Trump also accused Biden of using the situation to boost his presidential campaign.
“He was using it for political gain,” Trump said. “He was using it to try to get elected. It was all a show.”
Trump’s comments came as the House of Representatives is in the midst of an impeachment inquiry into the president’s dealings with Ukraine. Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has accused Democrats of trying to use the inquiry to damage his chances of re-election.
Trump’s comments also come as Biden has surged in the polls and has become the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden has been a vocal critic of Trump’s foreign policy and has accused him of using his office to advance his own interests.
Biden’s campaign responded to Trump’s comments by accusing him of trying to distract from the impeachment inquiry.
“Donald Trump’s desperate attacks on Joe Biden are yet another sign of his panic and his desperation to distract from the fact that he is facing an impeachment inquiry,” said Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates.
Biden has also defended his actions in Ukraine, saying that he was acting to combat corruption in the country. He has denied any wrongdoing and has accused Trump of trying to use the situation to his political advantage.
The impeachment inquiry has put a spotlight on Biden’s actions in Ukraine and has raised questions about his involvement in the country. However, it is unclear if the inquiry will have any effect on Biden’s presidential campaign.
The controversy over Biden’s dealings in Ukraine is likely to continue as the impeachment inquiry continues. Trump’s comments on Friday are likely to be just the first of many attacks from the president on the former vice president.