President Biden is ‘Proud’ of Hunter Biden for Overcoming Drug Addiction

The right may be salivating over an opportunity to hold Hunter Biden accountable for his crimes. Still, President Joe Biden is reminding everyone that, above all – he’s just a father who’s proud of his son. A son who used his position to commit egregious crimes.

It’s an awkward juxtaposition between Hunter’s potentially criminal behavior and Biden’s acknowledgment of his son’s struggles.

Biden sat with CNN’s Jake Tapper to talk about his son’s struggles, explaining, “I’m proud of my son. This is a kid who got, not a kid — he’s a grown man. He got hooked on — like many families have had happen, hooked on drugs. He’s overcome that. He’s established a new life.”

Tapper asked Biden how he “personally and politically” reacted to news that the FBI believes they have enough evidence to charge Hunter with tax fraud and other charges.

Biden responded, “He is — I’m confident that he is — what he says and does are consistent with what happens. And for example, he wrote a book about his problems and was straightforward about it. I’m proud of him. He came along and said, by the way, this thing about a gun — I didn’t know anything about it. But it turns out that when he made [an] application to purchase a gun, what happened was he say – I guess you get asked, I don’t guess, you get asked a question, are you on drugs or do you use drugs? He said no. And he wrote about saying no in his book.”

Biden says Hunter has “been on the straight and narrow” for a while now and is proud of him.

It’s sweet – but it’s not enough to clean Hunter’s slate of his crimes and the damage he may have done.


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