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CNN contributor Scott Jennings triggered his fellow panelists during a Sunday morning segment when he said in plain language what he thought of President Joe Biden’s embattled son, Hunter Biden.
Jennings, a conservative political commentator, joined “State of the Union” guest host Kasie Hunt and Democratic strategist Michael LaRosa, and when the conversation turned to the president’s recent acknowledgment of his seventh grandchild, Jennings let the Biden family have it.
Republican CNN Guest TRIGGERS instant unraveling of lib panel after dropping TRUEST line EVER spoken on network:
“It’s not Republicans, with all due respect, who made Hunter Biden into a complete scumbag” 🔥
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 31, 2023
LaRosa argued that the Bidens were “a real family, just like everyone else.” Hunt quickly pointed out the fact that President Biden had always presented himself as a family man first — a claim that struck a number of Americans as odd when, despite a DNA confirmation and court-ordered child support from Hunter, the president had never so much as given a nod to the four-year-old.
“It’s not Republicans, with all due respect, who made Hunter Biden into a complete scumbag on this and other issues. The — ignoring his own daughter, for four years! And the President of the United States hanging up a stocking for the dog and not for his seventh grandchild?” Jennings said, over protest from LaRosa.
Hunt jumped back in then, saying that it was important to have some consideration for people like Hunter.
“We can also have sympathy for people who are struggling with addiction. Let’s keep this conversation respectful,” she said.
“Listen, I totally agree. And you know where I’m from a lot of families deal with addiction, and you know who ends up picking up the pieces? The grandparents! And in this case, the grandparents would not acknowledge this little girl,” Jennings pushed back.
“But they have now,” Hunt objected.
“Oh, what a hero! The polling must have been brutal. The polling must have been brutal,” Jennings replied.
President Biden finally acknowledged the existence of four-year-old Navy Joan Roberts in a memo that was part of a Friday afternoon news dump, saying to PEOPLE Magazine, “Our son Hunter and Navy’s mother, Lunden, are working together to foster a relationship that is in the best interests of their daughter, preserving her privacy as much as possible going forward.”
Part of “preserving her privacy” and the most recent child support agreement is a clause barring the little girl — who is aware that her grandfather is the President of the United States — from using the Biden name.