The man at the center of President Trump’s efforts to sabotage the Joe Biden campaign and the subsequent impeachment investigation, Hunter Biden, joined the hosts of Good Morning America to tell his side of the story.
At the heart of the issue is the $50,000 a month position that Hunter Biden was given on the board of Ukranian natural gas company Burisma while his father, the Vice-President of the United States, touted natural gas as a “bridge fuel” and served as the Obama administration’s “point man” on US-Ukranian relations.
“I’m a human. Did I make a mistake? Well, maybe in the grand scheme of things, yeah. But did I make a mistake based upon some ethical lapse? Absolutely not,” complained Hunter Biden. “I gave a hook to some very unethical people to act in illegal ways to try to do harm to my father. That’s where I made the mistake. So I take full responsibility for that. Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way.”
The young Biden defended his role on the board despite admitting he had “no knowledge of natural gas” and admitted in a moment of clarity that “I don’t think there’s a lot of things that would have happened in my life if my last name wasn’t Biden.”
That much is certainly true. Hunter Biden, like most rich kids, has been handed countless opportunities and wealth because of who his father is. It’s part of the larger cycle of corruption and influence-peddling that all politicians and their spoiled kids engage in, which we cannot shut our eyes to simply because his father has a (D) next to his name.
While the Democratic Party needs to sit down and ask itself why so many of our establishment politicians keep having to deal with these kinds of uncomfortable and ethically questionable incidents surrounding their families, private companies, and charitable foundations, the very last person in the world who would get to comment on this situation is Donald Trump Jr.
The old adage of not throwing stones in glass houses has never been more applicable than to the gloating tweet sent out by the president’s eldest son Don Jr., who currently resides in a glass tower built on decades of fraud and extortion.
DJTJR took to Twitter this morning to proclaim that there was a “dumpster fire” at Biden HQ and to mock Hunter for saying he wouldn’t have gotten things if his last name wasn’t “Biden.”
Dumpster fire at Biden HQ! “It is impossible for me to be on any of the boards I just mentioned without saying that I’m the son of the vice president of the US. I don’t think that there’s a lot of things that would have happen in my life that if my name wasn’t Biden” Hunter Biden
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 15, 2019
Somehow, Don Fredo was able to post this without remembering that he currently runs the company that his father gave him. Everything in his entire life has been handed to him on a silver platter embossed with the TRUMP ORGANIZATION logo on it, just like it was for his godawful father.
He’s the poster child for a generation of spoiled, selfish failkids who never had to work a day in their lives to achieve anything and have spent their entire lives taking advantage of a corrupt system designed to comfortably carry the scions of the oligarchs through life, pampered and given the illusion of purpose with nebulous executive jobs and hosting gigs on the View.
While Hunter Biden deserves to be criticized for refusing to admit he did anything improper, Donald Trump Jr. definitely does not get a say in this discussion.
Social media quickly exploded in mockery over First Son’s stunning hypocrisy:
My man, if your dad was literally anyone else you'd be one of those guys who started a Facebook account in 2015 to try to sell Herbalife to your graduating class
— Big Supernaturals (@UweBollocks) October 15, 2019
that’s right donald smith
— raandy (@randygdub) October 15, 2019
Holy fucking shit Junior. You do realize that you’d be a crack head living on the street if you weren’t born with the name Trump, right?
— Sn@chLA (@selphnb) October 15, 2019
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.