Watch: Biden Dismisses Trump’s ‘Obamagate’ Claims as ‘Diversion’ and a ‘Game This Guy Plays’
Former Vice President Joe Biden blithely dismissed President Donald Trump’s accusations that he was part of a plot against him on Tuesday. Biden gave a relatively brief interview to Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos where he called the ‘Obamagate’ conspiracy a distraction.
Stephanopolous asked Biden what he knew about the investigation of Michael Flynn.
“I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn, number one,” Biden said. “Number two, this is all about diversion. This is a game this guy plays all the time. The country is in crisis. We’re in an economic crisis, health crisis, we’re in real trouble. He should stop trying to divert attention from the real concerns of the American people. The American people are worried with good reason.”
“He has acted irresponsibly from the very beginning. He continues to act irresponsibly. He hasn’t done his job. This is all about diverting attention. Diverting attention from the horrible way in which he has acted with what — we don’t have Coronavirus because of him. But we have the devastating impact of it because of his lack of a policy. His lack of action. It’s all about diversion.”
Biden later clarified that he knew about investigations of Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador, but plated no role in his prosecution.
“No, I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted. I’m sorry. I was aware that there was — that they asked for an investigation but that’s all I know about it and I don’t think anything else,” Biden said.
“Look, think about this. Can you imagine any other president of the United States focusing on this at the moment when the country is just absolutely concerned about their health, the health of their children, the health of their family, the health of their — I mean this, is — we have an economic crisis. We have a health crisis. This is all about diverting attention. Focus on what’s in front of us.”
“Get us out of this, Mr. President.”
Biden went on to say he was ‘stunned’ by Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the Department of Justice
Watch the video above, via ABC News.