President Donald Trump defended himself during Thursday’s debate after a New York Times report revealed that he had a bank account in China and had paid taxes in that country.
“I have many bank accounts and they're all listed and they're all over the place,” Trump said. “I was a businessman doing business.”
Trump said that his bank account in China was from 2013 and that he closed it in 2015 just before running for president. Moderator Kristen Welker pointed out that Trump has not divested from his businesses since taking office and has often continued to promote his businesses.
Trump has repeatedly gone after Joe Biden by alleging his family improperly financially benefited from his vice presidency, including profitable business deals in China. Biden has frequently denied the allegations. The two candidates engaged in an exchange, each accusing the other of accepting money from foreign entities.