Former President Donald Trump made a statement speaking out against the Biden administration and Biden family on Friday according to Breitbart News.
The former president pointed to first son Hunter Biden and his newly formed art career, saying that it “inspired [him] to immediately begin painting,” and calling the Biden family “crooked.”
“While I have never painted before, Hunter has inspired me to immediately begin painting because I’ve always felt I have a talent at that, and could surely get at least $2 million dollars per canvas—and probably a lot more. I will begin immediately. Our Country is crooked as hell!” Trump said in the statement on his website.
Trump’s comments mirrored what many Americans have questioned about the Biden family. Their lucrative business deals have raised questions about the ethics of the now-first family.
Hunter Biden has been of particular interest due to his business deals while the president was the vice president during the Obama Administration.
Since the elder Biden was installed in office Hunter Biden has sold a range of art for prices up to half a million dollars, all to anonymous buyers. Recently he sold at least five pieces for $75,000 each on October 1 in Los Angeles, again, to anonymous individuals.
“We still do not know and will not know who purchases any paintings and the president remains proud of his son,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said according to Breitbart News when faced with concerns from ethics experts about the arrangement between Hunter Biden and his sellers.
The former president also took aim at the Department of Justice and the reinstatement FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe who was fired under the Trump administration in 2018.
“Isn’t it terrible that all of Andrew McCabe’s benefits, pensions, salary, etc., were just fully reinstated by the Justice Department? This is yet another mockery to our Country,” Trump said. “Among other things, McCabe’s wife received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Hillary Clinton and the Democrats while Crooked Hillary was under investigation, which was quickly dropped, of course.”