Opinion| Mark Sidney| The son of former Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, released a formal statement via his attorney this past weekend in which he announced his resignation from a China-backed Investment Firm.
Later in the week, Good Morning America aired an exclusive interview with Hunter.
After a clip of President Trump asking “Where’s Hunter” was played at his rally in Minnesota last week, Hunter Biden said, “I’m here, I’m working and I’m living my life” and claimed that no, he is not in hiding. He also said he never discussed his business on Ukraine with his dad, the only interaction was that Joe told Hunter “I hope you know what you’re doing.” Hunter said his father learned that he joined Burisma from reading about it.
What role did the fact that he was the son of the Vice President play? He admitted it’s impossible not to tell any board he sits on that he is the Vice President’s son. When asked about being paid $50,000 a month in that position, the younger Biden got pretty defensive. “Look, I’m a private citizen, one thing that I don’t have to do is sit here and open my kimono as it relates to how much money I make or made or did or didn’t.”
When asked if his last name was not Biden would he have been asked to be on the board of Burisma, Hunter admitted, “probably not.” Then added, “I don’t think there’s a lot of things that would have happened in my life if my last name wasn’t Biden.” He said he resigned from sitting on the board because of the obvious answer that it’s a distraction and “I have to sit here and answer these questions.”
President Trump tweeted, “Hunter Biden was really bad on @GMA. Now Sleepy Joe has real problems! Reminds me of Crooked Hillary and her 33,000 deleted Emails, not recoverable!”
Hunter Biden was really bad on @GMA. Now Sleepy Joe has real problems! Reminds me of Crooked Hillary and her 33,000 deleted Emails, not recoverable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019
Take a look at the interview:
Later in the debate, ‘Sleepy’ Joe Biden, said that his Son’s statement stood for itself …
For once in my life, Biden and I couldn’t agree more!
Enjoy the show!