GOP Senator: Trump Was Joking About Chinese Help

Politico reports:

Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Sunday expressed skepticism President Trump was “serious” when he called for the Chinese government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.

“I doubt the China comment was serious …the president loves to go out on the White House driveway, he loves to bait the press to see what you’ll talk about,” Blunt said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Blunt’s comment echoed those of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), one of Trump’s most vocal backers in the House, who refused to comment on the appropriateness of Trump’s remarks on ABC’s “This Week.”

“Certainly we shouldn’t expect the Chinese, the Russians or any of our other national security adversaries to be helpful in any way, and if they do come forward with information I think you’d have to seriously question whether there was any veracity to that information or not,” Blunt added on CBS.