Rare Biden interview doesn’t mention Hunter’s shady foreign business or recent cocaine discovery
Joe Biden’s rare sit-down interview doesn’t address his son Hunter’s shady foreign business deals or recent discovery of cocaine in the White House
- Joe Biden was interviewed on foreign policy by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria
- The rare sit-down did not include questions about the president’s son, Hunter Biden, or the discovery of cocaine in the White House last week
- Biden heads to Lithuania this week for the 2023 NATO summit
In a rare sit-down interview, President Joe Biden managed not to answer difficult questions about his son Hunter or the discovery of cocaine in the White House.
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria kept the focus on foreign policy, but never asked Biden about his son, despite a growing public feeling that the president was “probably involved” in Hunter’s foreign business deals.
The interview is Biden’s first since the US Secret Service found a white powder substance in the White House last Sunday that turned out to be cocaine. Trolls online immediately began blaming Hunter for bringing the illegal drug into the White House.
Despite swirling questions about the incident last week, Biden was not asked about the discovery of cocaine and the ongoing investigation into the matter. He also ignored questions on the subject from members of the press during public appearances.
Joe Biden’s rare sit-down interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria didn’t include questions about the president’s son, Hunter Biden, or the discovery of cocaine in the White House last week
There were also no questions about the president’s 52-year-old son, who is still subject to multiple investigations related to his years of foreign affairs and allegations that he would use his father’s position for financial gain and enrichment of his family.
In the meantime, a new Rasmussen survey A report released on Sunday shows that 58 percent of Americans think President Biden was at least “very or somewhat likely” involved in his son Hunter’s foreign business deals.
The survey conducted from June 28-29 and July 2 found that only 14 percent think it is “not very likely” and 19 percent say it is “not at all likely” that Biden was involved.
Biden was also not forced to ask questions about the recent plea deal his son reached with the Justice Department, which will allow him to avoid jail time.
Hunter Biden is pleading guilty to two tax-related charges and has entered probation on a separate charge of lying on a federal form to purchase a firearm. He checked a box to indicate that he was not using or addicted to illegal drugs at the time of the gun purchase, even though the timelines detailed in his own book claim otherwise.
Public outcry followed news of the deal with claims of preferential treatment because of who the defendant’s father is.
During the interview for CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS program that aired Sunday morning, the president discussed sending ammunition aid to Ukraine in its war with Russia, his talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the upcoming NATO summit. .
Biden told Zakaria that he doesn’t think “Ukraine is ready for NATO membership.”
Cocaine was discovered in the White House last week, overshadowing the usual Fourth of July celebration. Trolls online immediately said Biden’s addicted son Hunter was to blame for bringing the illegal drug onto the property
Zakaria kept all questions mainly focused on foreign policy, except for an age-related question at the end of the interview. The president was not faced with difficult questions about his son Hunter
Zakaria saved all foreign policy questions to the end of the interview, where he talked about how age has become a central issue in the 2024 presidential race.
Rather than argue why he is fit for office or further brush aside concerns about his age or physical and mental abilities, Biden said, “I just want to get the job done. And I think we can do that in the next six years.”
The interview was taped at the White House on Friday, July 7, as Biden prepares to attend the 2023 NATO summit this week in Vilnius, Lithuania.