The US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden assured his followers that his message to US President Donald Trump is 'I’m not going anywhere'. This is his most powerful dismiss of Trump's attacks which he finds baseless. With reference to Trump's dealings with Ukraine, Biden in a 20-minute speech at a rally said that he is not at all surprised that the US President asked an outside government for help to defeat him. The Democratic-led House is inquiring about the impeachment of Trump after his Ukraine controversy.
The US President and his allies blamed Joe Biden and his son Hunter of engaging in corruption that troubled Ukraine. Though any proof has not surfaced till now, they are questioning Hunter's service on the board of a Ukraine gas company at the time when Barack was the President of the US and Biden was leading the government's diplomatic relations with Ukraine. Biden in his speech said, “Let me make something clear to Trump and his hatchet men and the special interests funding his attacks against me I’m not going anywhere”. He went on saying “It’s not about Donald Trump’s antics. It’s about what has brought Donald Trump, and the nation, to this sobering moment in our history and to the choice facing us in 2020,”. He then said that the abuse of power by Trump is the reason why he and his team are here fighting the next elections.
The government's whistleblower made a complaint after which the phone call of Donald Trump with his Ukraine counterpart was made public. The investigators on October 2 said that they will issue all documents that show the efforts put by Trump to pressurize Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. The Democrat candidate responding to this said, “Desperate and defensive, Trump sends one crazed tweet after another _ insinuating that the whistleblower should be dealt with extensively, using the word ‘executed,’ threatening to prosecute the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, warning direly of civil war if he is impeached”. While praising the unnamed whistleblower, Biden said, “Now because of the courageous actions of a whistleblower, Trump’s scheme has been exposed”. He also called Trump a bully and said that like any other bully Trump is also afraid of the election result scheduled in November next year.
There were around 400 people present in the student center at Truckee Meadows Community College listening to Biden while he spoke on Trump.
(With inputs from AP)