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Biden to NBC's Guthrie on his son: 'You don't know what you're talking about'

Joe BidenJoe BidenNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter Trump narrows Biden's lead in Pennsylvania: poll Florida breaks first-day early voting record with 350K ballots cast MORE snapped at NBC's Savannah Guthrie in a Monday interview, saying she didn't know what she was talking about after Guthrie asked the former vice president if his son Hunter Biden was hired by a Ukrainian energy company to gain access to the Obama administration. 

“No one’s found anything wrong with his dealings in Ukraine except they say it sets a bad image," Biden said when Guthrie asked whether the Hunter Biden controversy was impacting his campaign. 

"Do you agree that it sets a bad image?" Guthrie followed. 

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"Yeah, and my son said that," Biden, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, replied. 

"Do you think it was wrong for him to take that position, knowing it was really because that company wanted access to you?" Guthrie asked. 

"Well, that's not true," Biden retorted. "You are saying things — you do not know what you are talking about. No one said that. Who said that? Who said that?"

"Don't you think that it's just one of those things where people think, well, that seems kind of sleazy," Guthrie said. "Why would he have that job if not for who his father was?"

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"Because he's a very bright guy," Biden responded, before later adding that his son is a "grown man" who can "speak for himself." 

Biden is locked in a tight race in Iowa as Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw MORE (I-Vt.) continues to show momentum in recent polls. The Iowa caucuses will be held on Monday.
 
Sanders is leading Biden in the RealClearPolitics index in Iowa by 24.2 percent to 20.2 percent.

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