Instead the video shows him going into his own-stream-of-consciousness routine about how he dealt with Ukrainian officials, culminating in this off-the-cuff remark:
“I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours.’ If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.
“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired.”
That declaration was delivered in a joking tone. But the joke turned out to be on Biden.
That gaffe was a major factor in bringing to light the $50,000-a-month position that his son Hunter had with a Ukrainian gas company, even though he had no expertise in the field.