Appearing on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Bloomberg campaign adviser Tim O’Brien hinted that Mike Bloomberg may use his campaign cash on behalf of Joe Biden to take aim at President Trump’s family’s business dealings if Trump continues his allegations that Hunter Biden inappropriately made money in Ukraine while his father was vice president. He said Jared Kushner, Ivanka, Don Jr., and Eric Trump would face scrutiny “unlike anything they’ve experienced thus far in the media.”
JOY ANN REID, MSNBC: You mentioned Ivanka. Here’s Ivanka on her Chinese trademarks. The idea, supposedly according to them, the former vice president is vice president and therefore his son gets pulled onto the board, somehow that’s corruption. Here’s Ivanka, the same day Trump and his daughter dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar a Lago onin April 2017. She was awarded three trademarks for jewelry, handbags and spa services. Here’s a tweet by her brother, some derided him as the failson, I’ll call him Don Jr., retweeting a Daily Caller article about Hunter Biden. “It’s almost like the whole Biden family is entirely dependent on Joe holding public office?” TIM O’BRIEN, BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN: Yeah, the Trump family are epic grifters, this goes back generations. Fred Trump made his money by intersecting with the federal and state governments in New York. Donald came up through New York, intersecting with local government and in Atlantic City. Now they’re in the White House and all of them are dipping their faces into the till. If the Republicans really want to make an issue out of Hunter Biden, which is very low-hanging fruit that I don’t think most Democratic voters care about anyway, there is going to be a scorched earth response aimed at all of the Trump children that is unlike anything they’ve experienced thus far in the media. JOY ANN REID: Could it be from your former candidate, Mike Bloomberg has a lot of money to spend. O’BRIEN: I think it’s an important moment for the American people to be woke about how rampant the financial conflicts of interest are among Trump’s children and the president himself. They’re an absolute failure to distance themselves from the Trump organization and all the deals they’ve continued to pursue while in the White House, whether it’s the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.; 666 Fifth Avenue, which has a long and ugly history with Jared and the Chinese government; and Jared and the Russian government; and Jared and his family’s struggling finances at the time – all of this stuff will become, I think, food for thought for everyone.