Joe Biden’s delinquent son, Hunter Biden, was a significant source of controversy in the lead-up to the 2020 election due to allegations about his business dealings and substance abuse issues.
However, President Biden has given Hunter his vote of confidence in an interview with CBS News on Sunday, declaring that the younger Biden’s new memoir gives him hope that his son has put the past behind him.
Hunter Biden, 51, has been the subject of a number of scandals over the years, including being discharged from the U.S. Navy after testing positive for cocaine. Biden has spent much of his life battling drug and alcohol addiction, but Joe Biden has insisted he’s “proud” of his son despite the controversies.
The interviewer did not ask the president about his son’s questionable business deals, another source of scandal and intrigue that has plagued his campaign from the get-go.
Hunter Biden is set to release a memoir entitled “Beautiful Things” which will chronicle his longtime struggle with substance abuse on April 6th.
“The honesty with which he stepped forward and talked about the problem,” President Biden told CBS, “And the hope that — it gave me hope reading it.”
“You know, I’ll bet there’s not a family you know that doesn’t have somebody in the family that had a drug problem or an alcohol problem,” Biden continued.