Trump Criticizes Hunter Biden Plea Deal

Former President Donald Trump criticized the plea deal involving President Joe Biden’s son Hunter as “a full scale election interference ‘scam.” The younger Biden accepted the bargain in response to federal tax and firearms charges.

Due to the plea deal, the president’s son will likely not face prison time. 

The younger Biden agreed to plead guilty to “willful failure to pay federal income tax and received a “pretrial diversion program” agreement with the federal government regarding federal firearms charges.

Trump wrote on Truth Social that the “Hunter/Joe Biden settlement is a massive COVERUP & FULL SCALE ELECTION INTERFERENCE ‘SCAM’ THE LIKES OF WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN IN OUR COUNTRY BEFORE. A ‘TRAFFIC TICKET,’ & JOE IS ALL CLEANED UP & READY TO GO INTO THE 2024 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – AND THIS AS CROOKED DOJ, STATE, & CITY PROSECUTORS, MARXISTS & COMMUNISTS ALL, HIT ME FROM ALL SIDES & ANGELS WITH BULL….! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”

Trump told Fox News that the plea deal was the equivalent of “a traffic ticket.” 

“It is a disgrace to the system, it is a disgrace to America, it is a very unfair situation, it is prosecutorial misconduct and it is election interference – all wrapped up into one,” the former president said.

A number of Republicans criticized the decision. On social media, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) compared the possible lack of jail time for Hunter Biden to the prosecution of a number of Black defendants. 

The Democratic Party, which he said “preaches about White privilege does a great job of practicing it.”

“Don’t believe me? Look no further than the slap on the wrist of Hunter Biden compared to minority Americans that did equal or lesser tax offenses,” Donalds wrote.

The representative asked where the “outrage from minority activists” was.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who is seeking the Republican 2024 nomination said that it appeared the younger Biden “received a sweetheart deal and is not facing any charges on the massive corruption allegations.”

“If Hunter was not connected to the elite DC class he would have been put in jail a long time ago,” he said.