As a last ditch effort to increase their standing in the polls, the Trump campaign introduced a narrative where Democratic candidate Joe Biden's son orchestrated deals as a money grab for his father when he was Vice President of the United States. The GOP faithful have spread the same rhetoric.
On Monday the official Republican party Twitter account shared a quote from President Donald Trump to prop up the story as more and more holes are poked in it.
The GOP tweeted:
"'The only thing Biden wants to do is get as much for himself as he can.' - [Donald Trump]"
“The only thing Biden wants to do is get as much for himself as he can." -@realDonaldTrump
— GOP (@GOP) October 19, 2020
In addition to the lack of credibility in the story that Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, shopped around until tabloid publication The New York Post printed it, there's a matter of Trump's own well-documented money grab and the Trump children.
People were happy to remind the GOP of the hypocrisy of their latest campaign rhetoric.
How many millions did tRump make as president? How many millions did the taxpayers pay for his golfing? 😡😡😡
— Angry Veteran (@thebeadingnana) October 20, 2020
“The United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership. The way he treats women & spends like a drunken sailor. He mocks evangelicals behind closed doors. His family has treated the presidency like a business opportunity." @BenSasse
— jen pal (@jennyrachelpal) October 19, 2020
The Trump grifters will take as much as they possibly can if we give them 4 more years. Theyve set it all up and all we need to do is keep them in the house.
— CanAmMan (@canamman) October 19, 2020
Trump's projection is truly something else.
In reality it is TRUMP who is trying to get re-elected for his own narcissistic reasons & we all know what those are - to line his own pockets & to stay out of prison.
— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@murray_nyc) October 20, 2020
This has been Trump's goal ever since taking office. He didn't divest himself of his companies. Family members have received China trademarks while extorting money from Qatar to pay the loan on the 666 building in New York. So quit projecting on Biden!!!
— SAOT (@saotaylor) October 20, 2020
SO that's your comparison of:
-- a grifter who stiffed so many he was sued thousands of times
-- an honest man with decades of public service.
— sharkmeister77 (@Sharkmeister77) October 19, 2020
Seriously? Do you even realize how lame this reads?
— MarkusEnoFan (@JShapan) October 20, 2020
So, let's get this straight. “Mr. Rogers" Biden, the kind, caring Dad, is a master criminal mind genius (with dementia?), who not only wants to destroy the health care plan THAT HE HELPED to implement, is also going to just to start grifting like Trump? Good story. Consistent.
— Jackie (@lacoyle) October 20, 2020
Says the man who makes money every time he and his entourage stay at one of his resorts or play golf.
— KelShel pt2 (@ShelKel2) October 19, 2020
Just today, @realDonaldTrump boasted of soliciting bribes from Exxon, offering permits for $25 million — a felony| 18 U.S. Code § 201. Bribery of public officials and witnesses : Corrupt solicitation, acceptance, or transfer of value in exchange for official action
— Sound The Retweet: 🗳 I VOTED HIM OUT (@SOUNDtheRETWEET) October 19, 2020
Not even a hint of irony. That's what makes him such a good con man.
— 1ps (@tweet1hz) October 19, 2020
Most Americans (who aren't White Supremacists, or racists, or religious hypocrites, or fake "patriots") are beyond tired of this President's utter nonsense.
And that of the Vice President and this @SenateGOP.
America can -- and will -- do far better.
And very, very soon.
— Frank Amari (@FrankAmari2) October 19, 2020
Secret Service spent more than $1.1 million at Trump properties. Other agencies were forced to spend money at Trump properties. And then, of course, there is the multi-million swamp that Trump constructed to profit from his office. Facts matter.https://t.co/K5q7EKNIMj
— NC Vates (@NCVates) October 20, 2020
Are you friggin kidding? This has to be a joke, right? You poor bastards running these things for that idiot. It must be debilitating. Embarrassing.
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) October 20, 2020
Did Biden play golf at his own resorts over the last 4 years at a cost to taxpayers of $140 million?
— SICK OF Agolf Twitler (@bblock29) October 19, 2020
Donald Trump accuses others of what he does or intends to do. Straight out of Goebbels' playbook. We've been over this again and again, though... still, it bears repeating. pic.twitter.com/mHiyQrjAV9
— 🌐 Agent K ➖🕵️♂️ 🔎 👁️ 💬 📡 ⏱️ 🎯 ⚖️ ➖ 🌊 (@gary_kline) October 19, 2020
Given the uptick in posts from the Trump campaign and their supporters focused on Hunter Biden, it appears they have placed all their eggs in this basket as the election is two weeks away. Whether they hatch or rot won't be known until after the votes are tallied.