With the presidential election looming ever closer the prospect of Donald Trump and Joe Biden locking horns is looking more and more likely, should the Democrat overcome Bernie Sanders in what remains of the race.
If Biden and Trump do end up going head-to-head then it is sure to be an interesting affair as both men have shown a tendency to fly loose with the facts and have a unique grasp on the English language.
While most eyes are likely to be on the men vying for the White House, the more interesting conflict might be between their sons and who has benefitted the most from having their very famous surname.
This isn’t a prediction but something that Donald Trump Jr actually wants to happen. While speaking to Jim VandeHei, the co-founder of Axios on HBO, Trump Jr laid out a challenge to Hunter Biden about his overseas dealings, which were a big part of Trump’s impeachment trial.
Listen, I think it's got to be a big part. I was an international business person before my father got into politics. That's what we did. I'm not going to say I haven't benefited from my father's last name, just like Hunter Biden did. I'd be foolish to say that. But I haven't benefited from my father's taxpayer-funded office, OK?
We stopped doing any new international business deals when my father won the presidency. So you know what would be great? I'll let you host it.
You moderate a debate between Hunter Biden and myself. Come on. Let's do it. No, no, seriously. We can go full transparency.
We show everything, and we can talk about all of the places where I'm supposedly grifting but Hunter Biden isn't.
I would love to do it. As it relates to the grifting, they're saying we're profiting off of the presidency. Let's talk about it.
VandeHei then attempted to switch the conversation by asking if Trump Jr had profited from the fact that his father is the current president of the United States of America, which he, of course, denied.
Trump Jr said:
I don't know that I've profited off of the presidency.
VandeHei then pointed out that Trump Jr, who oversees the Trump Organisation with his brother Eric, has in many ways benefitted from his Dad's ascension to the oval office.
You have a bestselling book. You do paid speeches. Don’t you co-own the Trump Hotel?
Trump Jr tried to argue that he had done speeches for more than a decade and doesn't make any more money from them than he had before.
[I've] done paid speeches for over a decade. I do a lot. I don't even do the international ones anymore.
And again, if you looked at my tax returns, which maybe we could talk about in this debate.