Who is John Cardillo? After questioning Joe-Hunter Biden relationship, Internet says TV host needs 'therapy'

Who is John Cardillo? After questioning Joe-Hunter Biden relationship, Internet says TV host needs 'therapy'
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Newsmax TV host John Cardillo posted a photo of Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The black and white photo featured Biden embracing Hunter and giving him a peck on the cheek. Cardillo tweeted, “Does this look like an appropriate father/son interaction to you?” This received quite a few reactions. Some of them were emotional looking at the photo. One user said, “Oh, I miss my dad looking at this. What I would give for a hug from him. Hunter is lucky he still has his dad and that his dad loves him unconditionally.” Another concurred, “Loss makes love stronger. It’s a beautiful photo, and Hunter is a fortunate son.”




There were other opinions as well. A user suggested, “I’m a trained therapist and if anyone looks at this photo and sees anything other than father + son love, I’d recommend therapy until the person knows diff bw healthy + unhealthy touching.” Another commented, “Imagine being so dead on the inside that seeing a father who loves his son causes that, well, whatever passes for emotion in John.” A user tweeted, “This John Cardillo guy right here is an example of one of the sh**tiest parts of toxic masculinity. Fathers should be able to be affectionate judgment-free. Men should be able to embrace each other and not have it be deemed weird or inappropriate by an "NYPD TV guy”.”

One user accused, “This John Cardillo guy is the dictionary definition of toxic.” One said, “This post says more about you John cardillo, than it does about the Biden’s.”






Who is John Cardillo?

This isn’t the first time he posted something debatable on social media. According to a 2015 Daily Mail report, the former NYPD cop posted a picture on Twitter of himself pointing a gun. In 2015, according to the report, demonstrators went to popular brunch spots in New York and California to protest the alleged police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The protesters were carrying banners and they entered a number of venues that they had identified as 'white spaces'.

In response, Cardillo took the selfie and wrote: “I'm really enjoying these Eggs Benedict so move along now. #BlackBrunchNYC.” He had told Daily Mail at that time, “My photo is protected by the First Amendment. I was sitting in my own home, with no one else there, pointing an unloaded firearm. I published the photo as an experiment to expose the left-wing protest community - those people who support violence, encourage and cheer the murder of police officers, along with rioting and looting.” He added, “Those same people who were offended by my photograph, weren't offended by people being hurt in the real world.”


Cardillo also said that he is in favor of legitimate protests -  even if he didn't agree with the message. However, he criticized the activists who showed up at the brunch spots. He said: “I don't support what they were doing because they entered private businesses and harassed people. I found those protesters to be blatant racists because they targeted ''white faces.'' What is more racist than finding a place that certain races go to and targeting those places?”

In 2018, he tried to suggest that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a privileged upbringing than many believed. He tweeted a photo of a house and wrote: “This is the Yorktown Heights (very nice area) home @Ocasio2018 grew up in before going off to Ivy League Brown University. A far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she’s selling.”

Ocasio-Cortez replied to him in a series of tweets. She said, “Hey John, 1. I didn’t go to Brown or the Ivy League. I went to BU. Try Google. 2. It is nice. Growing up, it was a good town for working people. My mom scrubbed toilets so I could live here & I grew up seeing how the zip code one is born in determines much of their opportunity.” She added, “3. Your attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things.”



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