Donald Trump Jr, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said he wishes he were Hunter Biden so he could get rich off his dad

  • Donald Trump Jr on Wednesday compared himself to Hunter Biden during a Fox News segment — claiming that the younger Biden has an easier time than him making money from his family.
  • "I wish my name was Hunter Biden. I could go abroad, make millions off of my father's presidency, I'd be a really rich guy!" the vice president of the Trump Organization told host Sean Hannity.
  • Trump Jr then repeated his father's unsubstantiated claim that Hunter Biden took a $1.5 billion gift offering from China while Joe Biden was vice president.
  • Trump Jr has obviously benefitted from his father's presidency. In one case he got $50,000 for a 15-minute speech at the University of Florida. He also works for his father's business.
  • Allies of the president are seeking to divert attention from impeachment proceedings into claims that Trump asked Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden in exchange for aid money.
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Donald Trump Jr said he wished that he were Hunter Biden, so he could move abroad and "make millions" from the success of his father.

The executive vice president of the Trump Organization made the comment on Sean Hannity's Fox News show on Wednesday night while plugging his new book "Triggered."

"I wish my name was Hunter Biden," he said. "I could go abroad, make millions off of my father's presidency, I'd be a really rich guy! It would be incredible!"

"But because my name is Trump, if I took $1.50 from China — not $1.5 billion like Hunter — but $1.50 their heads would explode."

Trump Jr gave no evidence to substantiate the claim that Hunter Biden took money from China to sweeten the relationship with his father, vice president Joe Biden.

President Donald Trump also claims the Bidens got "millions of dollars from China." An investigation by The New York Times debunked the claim.

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Donald Trump, flanked by his son Donald Jr. (R), addresses the media in Chicago May 10, 2006. Trump was in Chicago to speak about his Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago that is being built on the old site of the Chicago Sun-Times building on the north side of the Chicago River. Trump also stated in the news conference that he has given the project oversight to the children.
FILE PHOTO: Donald Trump Jr. (C) hugs his father, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, as Donald Jr's wife Vanessa (L) walks past after Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File photo
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Donald Trump (2nd L), entrepreneur and host of the television reality series 'The Apprentice', poses with his children, (L-R) son Donald Trump, Jr., and daughters Tiffany and Ivanka at the party following the live telecast of the finale of season five in Los Angeles June 5, 2006.
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C) speaks with Donald Trump Jr. (L) and Ivanka Trump (R) during the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Trump Jr has obviously benefitted financially from his father's presidency. For example, Trump Jr was paid $50,000 for a 15-minute speech at the University of Florida on October 10.

He also works at his his father's company, overseeing his business empire since Trump took up the presidency. Most of his present-day media profile comes from discussing his father and his presidency

Donald Trump Donald Trump Jr.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and other allies, have sought to damage Biden's reputation ahead of the 2020 presidential campaign, claiming without evidence that Biden improperly pressured Ukraine to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma Holdings, who Hunter Biden worked for.

There is no evidence that Hunter Biden was individually scrutinized as part of that investigation. 

Meanwhile, Trump himself is facing impeachment proceedings over the subject of a July 25  phone call with Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky where he reportedly pressured him for "a favor."

Trump Zelensky Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Whistleblowers allege Trump withheld aid from Ukraine, offering to return it as a "quid-pro-quo" for a new investigation into Hunter Biden.

Shortly before the call, the White House froze $391 million in military aid to the country.

In late September, multiple Trump allies criticized Biden for the alleged assistance to his son, appearing not to realize that Trump's children do business around the world while benefiting from the presidency.

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