Trump Campaign Goes After Biden Over Criticism of Ivanka, Jared Serving in WH Positions 'They Know Nothing About'

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Posted: Oct 25, 2019 8:30 AM
Trump Campaign Goes After Biden Over Criticism of Ivanka, Jared Serving in WH Positions 'They Know Nothing About'

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that it’s “improper” for Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, to serve in the administration, prompting a sharp rebuke from the Trump campaign.


 “My children are not going to have offices in the White House. My children are not going to sit in on Cabinet meetings,” he says in an interview that will air Sunday. 

"Look, I wasn't raised to go after the children. Their actions speak for themselves. I can just tell you this, that if I'm president, get elected president, my children are not gonna have offices in the White House. My children are not gonna sit in on Cabinet meetings," Biden adds.

“Joe Biden is correct on one point: Hunter Biden would never have an office in the White House because he’s proven that his only qualification is being the son of Joe Biden,” Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, responded. 

Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump, has made significant progress on criminal justice reform, landing the 2028 Olympics in LA, helping craft the USMCA trade deal, and facilitating the U.S. Embassy move in Israel, Parscale noted. 

Ivanka, meanwhile, “has proven herself to be an accomplished CEO and has made historic strides for women,” in her role as adviser, he said. “Among her achievements are doubling the child tax credit, retraining 14 million American workers, and starting the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.”

This is compared to Biden's son, Hunter, who admitted he likely would not have landed his position at Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company, if he weren't Joe Biden's son. He also confirmed he knew nothing about natural gas or Ukraine before landing the position, which he held while his father was overseeing the U.S.'s Ukraine policy.