Democratic nominee Joe Biden coolly defended his son Hunter Biden in the last general election debate of the presidential race, providing a rough rendering of what he has maintained for over a year: that “nothing was unethical” about his conduct abroad.
The moment came approximately one hour into the NBC News event in Nashville, Tennessee, as President Donald Trump sought to insinuate that the former vice president was an unscrupulous Russian money leech, before turning to his son.
“They were paying you a lot of money,” Trump said to Biden, referring to Russia. “And they probably still are. But now with what came out today it’s even worse. All of the emails. The emails, the horrible emails [and] the kind of money that you were raking in, you and your family. And Joe, you were vice president when some of this was happening,” he said.