Pete Buttigieg Epically Calls Out The Hypocrisy Of Trump Criticizing Biden's 'Business Deals' During Fox News Appearance
After a series of viral appearances, former South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg once again proving his adeptness at countering the hypocrisy of the conservative Fox News network.
His latest burn came hours before the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
In an interview on the network, hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum brought up the unsubstantiated reports that Biden was involved with foreign business deals through his son, Hunter.
Buttigieg offered the perfect comeback.
Buttigieg: If they want to make this about the business deals of a government official, let's talk about the President of the United States having a secret Chinese bank account pic.twitter.com/kgQ7uspaOy
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 22, 2020
"If they want to make this about the business deals of a government official, let's talk about the president of the United States having a secret Chinese bank account. That's not like something somebody said that used to work with somebody related to the president in email, that's a matter of documented fact. And they won't even tell us what bank it's with!"
"Does that bother Americans? I'm pretty sure that bothers Americans a lot more than what they're trying to whip up for the last 12 days of this election season."
Buttigieg was invoking recent reporting from the New York Times, which found that Trump had a Chinese bank account not included in his public financial disclosures. Throughout the 2020 campaign, Trump has repeatedly attacked Biden for what he says are the candidate's close ties to China.
People were so here for Buttigieg's retort.
.@PeteButtigieg is doing gods work going on fox “news."
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) October 22, 2020
You gotta give @PeteButtigieg credit. He knows how to break through the truth bubble on Fox News. I'm sort of surprised they keep having him on. https://t.co/0CjgPY6a3q
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) October 22, 2020
Props to Pete Buttigieg for going on Fox News and routinely speaking truth to people who aren't used to hearing it https://t.co/8iS2lG0pIF
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 22, 2020
Damn. Don't invite @PeteButtigieg on your show fools, UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET SCHOOLED! Go get 'em, Mayor Pete. pic.twitter.com/uErXaKbG93
— ken olin (@kenolin1) October 22, 2020
I never would have thought that Pete Buttigieg would be the guy to go on Fox and own everyone who tries to trip him up. This is incredibly impressive. https://t.co/kBZt8pEXiM
— Tim Fullerton (@TimFullerton) October 22, 2020
Others have been excoriating Trump for hypocrisy in regards to his bank account in China.
Trump = secret China bank account.
Joe Biden = released 22 years of tax returns.
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) October 23, 2020
Trump: Has a bank account in China. Won't release Tax returns. Is $421 million debt. Has no plan to minimize the coming covid death toll. Has no healthcare plan except to kill the ACA. Won't stand up to Putin and for US soldiers and allies. Only lies.
— Doug Sharp (@DougSha44869139) October 23, 2020
Trump says those children he separated from their parents and kept in cages were being very well cared for. I remember when he had to be taken to court to give them toothpaste and soap. I don't care if Trump is good for your bank account; he's a cancer to our soul.
— Bird in Austin Voted Biden! 🌊🌊🌊 (@birdintexas) October 23, 2020