The decade's most triggering comedy
On Friday, White House spokesman Ian Sams issued a statement on behalf of the president in response to questions about the release of the IRS Whistleblower’s transcripts alleging that Hunter threatened a Chinese Communist official while his father was in the room. That claim was the least scandalous of all — believe it or not — but it did cast further doubt on Joe’s defense that he never had anything to do with his son’s seemingly improbable career.
“As we have said many times before, the president was not in business with his son. As we have also said many times before, the Justice Department makes decisions in its criminal investigations independently, and in this case, the White House has not been involved,” Sams said. “As the president has said, he loves his son and is proud of him accepting responsibility for his actions and is proud of what he is doing to rebuild his life.”
Except, that isn’t quite what Biden has said before. The president’s defense used to be that he has never spoken with Hunter about his overseas business dealings. That is different from “the president was not in business with his son.”
Today, the Biden admin says, “The President was not in business with his son.“
Biden used to say, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings”
Fun change. pic.twitter.com/mTsD5XItMI
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 23, 2023
Why the change?
Well, it might be true on paper that the president was never in official business with Hunter. But that doesn’t mean he has never spoken with his son. It also does not mean that Joe did not benefit financially from his son’s and other family members’ alleged business of selling access to U.S. government officials — including Joe as vice president. Furthermore, Sams and the Biden apparatus must forget that emails from Hunter’s laptop show that his father was “office mates” with Hunter and an employee of the CCP-linked company in question.
— Tim Meads (@TimMeadsUSA) June 23, 2023
Biden, when confronted about allegations that he accepted illicit funding in connection to his son, has either “joked” about the topic or become very angry with whomever is asking the question. Here he is just a few weeks ago yukking it up and taunting the American people, saying, “Where’s the money?”
“Where’s the money?”
— President Biden responds to congressional Republicans accusing him of bribery, calling it a “bunch of malarkey” pic.twitter.com/nS7cdKrtTY
— The Recount (@therecount) June 8, 2023
And here he is in 2019 insulting some poor Iowa voter’s intelligence and challenging him to a push-up contest after that voter asked about how Hunter received a job in Ukraine despite being, well, not the brightest.
WATCH: A tense exchange with a voter at @JoeBiden’s event in New Hampton, IA this morning, where a voter started out by telling Biden he had two problems with him: he was too old, and his son’s work in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/ok7m0ShFPd
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) December 5, 2019
Needless to say, the president has not had a good explanation or defense of how the Bidens made so much money despite not producing anything of value.
As pointed out by The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, “The Biden family could take care of all of this so easily if they would just explain why every single member of the family, except for the unacknowledged granddaughter, was receiving millions of dollars in their bank accounts from oligarchs all over the world.”
“Literally just explain what the money was for and why was it running through shell corporations,” she said. “This should be so easy.”
Literally just explain what the money was for and why was it running through shell corporations. This should be so easy.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 23, 2023
Instead, we are given glib responses, changing talking points, and arrogance on display from the entire Biden family as they go scot-free.
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