President Trump plans to use former Vice President Joe Biden’s history with Ukraine against him in the general election should Biden win the Democratic nomination for president.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie© Provided by Washington ExaminerTrump spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Friday night about the president’s campaign strategy after Biden took the lead in the Democratic primary with 566 delegates following Super Tuesday. Trump said that he plans to bring up allegations of corruption against Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, “all the time.”

“It’s not a campaign issue for the Democrats. They don’t want to bring it up. They were obviously told, ‘You can’t bring that up,'” Trump said. “That wouldn’t happen with the Republicans, I can tell you. I’m not saying good, bad, or indifferent.”

Biden oversaw the U.S. foreign policy to Ukraine under the Obama administration at the same time that his son sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, a position that critics say Hunter Biden was given in 2014 in exchange for access to the vice president.

In 2016, Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees from Ukraine if the government did not fire its prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, widely believed to be corrupt. At the time, Shokin was weighing launching an investigation into Burisma.

“That will be a major issue in the campaign. I will bring that up all the time,” Trump said.

Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani traveled to Ukraine last year to attempt to uncover evidence of corruption against the Bidens in Ukraine. Giuliani’s investigation helped launch a push by Democrats to impeach Trump after Trump froze U.S. military aid to Ukraine. Democrats alleged that Trump froze the aid to secure a Ukrainian government investigation into Biden and his son.


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