Hunter emerges from the shadows: Biden slammed for sharing White House balcony with disgraced son
President Joe Biden was blasted on social media for bringing his son Hunter out on the White House balcony to watch the July 4th fireworks despite being plagued by multiple scandals.
The 52-year-old Hunter emerged from the shadows and was seen holding his two-year-old son Beau in his arms. President Biden, 79, was seen giving the infant a kiss at one point. Hunter and his South African filmmaker wife Melissa Cohen spent the weekend with his father at Camp David. On the Fourth of July, the family celebrated with the traditional cook-out with military families on the South Lawn, before enjoying the fireworks from the prestigious White House balcony.
Hunter's rare appearance came as the sordid contents of his abandoned laptop drive refuse to leave the internet. Recovered data from the device includes photos of the president's son abusing drugs and having sex with prostitutes, aside from details of business dealings involving the commander-in-chief that have sparked conflict of interest concerns. Liberal news outlets initially dismissed the contents of the so-called "laptop from hell" as disinformation in the lead-up to the 2020 election. However, they have now come around to admitting that the hard drive is indeed authentic.
Social media was inundated with criticisms of the father-and-son duo following Hunter's brazen appearance on the White House balcony. "Seeing Hunter Biden on the balcony last night made me sick to my stomach! The whole family makes me sick but seeing Hunter at the White House….so infuriating!" one fumed on Twitter.
"Remember, Hunter is the smartest man Joe has ever known," another joked. "Don’t be so mean! Joe is reaching out to crackhead voters who committed a felony by lying on their gun applications!" someone else quipped.
"Hunter has no fear AT ALL that he will be held accountable for anything he's done!" another wrote.
Seeing Hunter Biden on the balcony last night made me sick to my stomach! The whole family makes me sick but seeing Hunter at the White House….so infuriating!— Darlene (@darann51) July 5, 2022
Remember, Hunter is the smartest man Joe has ever known.— TLB73737 (@TLB73737) July 5, 2022
Don’t be so mean! Joe is reaching out to crack head voters who committed a felony by lying on their gun applications!— Michael Harris (@rekishi_repeats) July 5, 2022
It's worth noting that Hunter has been at the crosshairs of congressional Republicans for quite some time, especially due to his alleged business dealings in Ukraine and China while his father was vice president to Barack Obama. Last month, it emerged that Joe spoke to his son about his business dealings with a Chinese criminal who Hunter described as the "spy chief of China." The future president called his embattled son on December 12, 2018, to talk about a New York Times story about Hunter's dealings with the Chinese oil giant CEFC. Hunter's abandoned laptop contained documents that showed how he struck a deal with the company worth millions of dollars after touting his family's political connections.
The 2018 Times story pointed out that CEFC's chairman Ye Jianming had been arrested in China and that his top lieutenant Patrick Ho had been convicted in the US for bribing African officials to help Iran evade oil sanctions. Joe called Hunter after reading the story and left a voicemail. "Hey pal, it's Dad. It's 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you," he said. "I thought the article released online, it's going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you're clear. And anyway if you get a chance give me a call, I love you."
The voicemail directly contradicts Biden's repeated denials that he never discussed his son's overseas business dealings with him. Meanwhile, the 79-year-old POTUS continues to passionately defend his scandal-ridden son and include him in all official family gatherings and public events, the Daily Mail reported.