President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden face off in the first presidential debate Tuesday night, hosted by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO: https://cnb.cx/2NGeIvi
Biden and Trump sparred over their children, with Trump launching a misleading attack on Biden’s son Hunter Biden over his consulting business.
“China ate your lunch, Joe. No wonder, your son goes in and he takes out billions of dollars. Takes out billions of dollars to manage. He makes millions of dollars,” Trump said.
“That’s simply not true,” said Biden.
Trump continued with another unfounded claim: “Why is it, just out of curiosity, the mayor of Moscow’s wife gave your son $3.5 million?”
“None of that is true,” Biden said again.
“He didn’t get $3½ million?” Trump demanded. According to Politifact, there is no evidence that Hunter Biden had anything to do with the partnership deal in question.
This kind of sparring continued for several minutes, until Biden pivoted.
“Here’s the deal. You want to talk about families and ethics? i don’t want to do that. His family, we can talk about all night,” Biden said, referring to Trump’s adult children.
“My family lost a fortune coming down and helping with government,” Trump shot back. “Every single one of them.”
“This is not about my family. It’s not about your family. It’s about the American people,” said Biden.
Wallace then changed the subject.
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