VIDEO: Students call Biden's Ukraine ties 'corrupt'
- Campus Reform asked UMiami students about the allegations that former VP Joe Biden used his office to benefit his son, who was named to the board of Ukranian natural gas company Burisma Holdings.
- Some students initially guessed the story to be about President Trump and one of his children. Other students were initially told the story was tied to the Trump family.
- See each student's reaction when they find out the story is actually about the Biden family.
As details emerged in 2019 about the alleged corruption involving former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter's ties to a Ukraine oil company, where he reportedly made $50,000 per month despite having no prior experience in the business, Campus Reform went to the University of Miami to see what students knew about Biden's Ukraine ties leading up to President Donald Trump's impeachment.
While speaking with some students, without naming Biden specifically, Campus Reform's Eduardo Neret presented details of the Biden story to students and asked them to guess which politician he was referring to.
Most students initially guessed that one of Trump's sons, not Hunter Biden, made hundreds of thousands per year from a Ukraine oil company. While speaking with other students, Neret stated that President Trump's son, Donald Trump, Jr., was the one working for a Ukraine oil company while having no experience in the industry.
How did students react? Watch the full video to find out:
“Why is someone who doesn’t have experience being chosen to go perform a job that he actually hasn’t been prepared for or is knowledgeable about,” one student said, while she thought the person to whom Neret was referring was Donald Trump, Jr.
“It sounds like a conflict of interest,” another student who thought the story involved Trump, Jr., said.
Before revealing to those students that the story was in fact about Biden and not Trump, students told Neret that such behavior is unacceptable for those serving in public office.
“I don’t think people in public office should be using their power to benefit themselves or people immediately around them,” one student said.
After learning the story was about Biden, most students stated they were not surprised and still labeled the behavior as "corrupt."
“I would not be surprised. I’m not a fan of Biden either,” one student commented. “It’s messed up regardless of what party is doing it.”
Editor's note: This story was originally published on September 30, 2019.
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