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Whoopi Goldberg — along with her cohorts on ABC’s midday talk show “The View” — rallied to President Joe Biden’s defense on Monday, saying that it wasn’t his fault he didn’t acknowledge his seventh grandchild.
Goldberg argued that because the president’s son Hunter Biden had opted not to embrace Navy Joan Roberts, his four-year-old daughter with former stripper Lunden Alexis Roberts, the president himself could not be reasonably expected to embrace the child as his granddaughter.
The View defends President Biden ignoring his 7th grandchild.
"It's not [Joe's] baby." -Whoopie
"It's very hard for Joe Biden to be a grandfather to the child if his son is not being a father." – Navarro
Navarro whines that "the right-wing … has decided to weaponize Hunter…" pic.twitter.com/rI7JHMOTY6
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Goldberg referenced an op-ed that ran in The New York Times, accusing the president of “scarring” his granddaughter — who is apparently aware that her grandfather is the President of the United States — by refusing to have anything to do with her.
“So apparently his son had a baby with a woman, they fought about it, and he pays for the baby but he has not embraced the child,” Goldberg explained. “So Maureen Dowd is saying it’s bad for the child that the president has not acknowledged her. So … I kinda think, well that’s a … she should be kvetching at the son, whose baby it is. It’s not the president’s baby.”
Goldberg then opened the question to the table, and cohost Ana Navarro jumped in immediately.
“I agree with you completely,” she said. “It shouldn’t have been directed toJoe Biden, it should directed to Hunter Biden. It’s five children, not four, Hunter, because this isn’t Joe Biden’s baby and I think it’s very hard for Joe Biden to be a grandfather to the child if his son is not being a father.”
“He can talk to his child, he can advise Hunter,” she continued, before pivoting to attack “the right-wing and the MAGA world,” complaining that they were just using Hunter Biden’s personal struggles to attack President Biden.
Jessica Tarlov, Democrat cohost of “The Five” on Fox News, took that a little further during Thursday’s broadcast — arguing that President Biden could be doing more to embrace Navy Joan and to push his son to do the same.
Calling the First Family’s refusal to acknowledge the child’s existence “an ugliness that doesn’t need to be there,” Tarlov went on to suggest that voters might be more sympathetic to the Bidens if they were to change that.
“I think that this is a moment where the president really could have told his son ‘enough’s enough’ — Like, ‘I’m happy to deal with all this other stuff. I’ll take it, about the business dealings, the addiction, the videos; whatever’,” she said. “But this is humanity, right? This is the face of it.”
“There are a lot of people floating around who don’t know who their family is, where they don’t know their dad is, or they were put up or they were left somewhere and they ended up with wonderful people who took care of them. But this is someone who is proud of the fact that her grandfather is the president of the United States and doesn’t get acknowledged,” she said.