We saw this earlier Monday but didn’t want to seem too insensitive, as addiction is a horrible thing. Still, there was this nagging feeling that the Joe Biden campaign was trying to clear the decks after Biden tanked in the first debate, losing significant ground to Kamala Harris, who hammered him on his work with segregationists.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 1, 2019
But then we read the CNN piece, which is actually a summary of a piece in the New Yorker. There’s a lot about drug addiction, a mention of his marriage, and finally — 11 paragraphs in — the tiny detail of “Hunter Biden’s business dealings, including work in Ukraine and China, which have become fodder for President Donald Trump and his allies.” In other words, Republicans have pounced.
The Federalist’s Molly Hemingway read the New Yorker piece and still came away in awe of the scandals covered.
This is a successful attempt to dump all of Hunter Biden’s baggage with one of the friendliest/reporter/outlets available. But holy cow is the scandal per paragraph ratio high, despite reading like pro-Biden propaganda. My mouth was agape through much. https://t.co/FaSTFXCodv
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) July 1, 2019
Is the author also Biden’s campaign manager? Asking for friends
— Carol Elliott⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@ocmomforanthem) July 1, 2019
He should be!
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) July 1, 2019
And this is from the friendly reporter. Sheesh!
— Ginger Lady (@GingerLady6) July 1, 2019
Hard to put lipstick on that pig but @NewYorker sure tried hard.
— RAN (@stoker41) July 1, 2019
yes because now, when the questions get asked the response will be "that's ancient history," "we've been all through that," the same way it was for HRC during her campaign
— jimgray (@farmergray) July 2, 2019
In the general when Trump brings this up media will ignore because they “already covered it”
— tiger would (@jpksilver) July 1, 2019
Classic tactic of the leftist MSM. Now they've addressed the story and anyone who brings it up again, uses it, etc. is engaging dirty politics, rehashing old news, whatever they need to say to wash it down the memory hole.
— L (@lawyerkev) July 1, 2019
It was really unbelievable.
— CatMurph (@CatMurph17) July 1, 2019
— Gerry Roberts (@TheRealGRoberts) July 1, 2019
Weird how none of this mattered from 2007-May 2019
— BobbyRiggsTanked (@BobbyTanked) July 1, 2019
You should look at what @glennbeck and BlazeTV put together on Hunter Biden!
If Hunter was GOP Old Bite Me Plugs Joe Biden wouldn't have lasted 1 day before having to get out of the race!
— Steve (@MACHTink) July 1, 2019
I know these lines get old, but imagine if a Trump kid did one or two of these things. It would be ragnarok.
— Lars (@LarsUllern86) July 1, 2019
It sure reads differently than the treatment given Don Jr.
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) July 1, 2019
Only when you're a Democrat is getting thrown out of the Navy for using cocaine "tumultuous."
— ?? Brian O' ?? (@applecharlie5) July 2, 2019
Can you image how Beau’s wife feels now that Hunter said he dated his brother’s wife because he was doing crack?
— bankshot (@CoolHandLuke124) July 2, 2019
They trying for public sympathy because he didn't know it was wrong. Pahlease
— Sheri Ramsey (@rsheri10) July 2, 2019
I read most of it. Not surprising that a spoiled son of a career politician is an opportunist with no accomplishments & a famous last name that gets meetings with people with money – & diamonds.
— Paul Morelli (@PaulOPinion) July 1, 2019
Hunter has all of the signs of someone who could be compromised/bribed: drug habit, personal relationship problems, lifestyle exceeding income…but let’s just pretend he has some intelligent insight into directing an energy company or investing Chinese funds?
— Merlinismycat (@Merlinismycat1) July 1, 2019
This guy’s ability to bounce from ski trip to rehab to European board meeting to rehab is not going to sit well with the Dem base. Stinks of privileged white boy with a powerful daddy, which is exactly what it is.
— C. Harrison Lee (@Lee_Zix) July 1, 2019
This is like those movies where the plane is flying too low to clear the mountain ridge so they have to jettison all their valuables. Joe didnt want to release all this stuff but this week he came face to face with the mountain ridge & it was much higher than he expected. Let Go
— tjking (@tjking) July 1, 2019
A decent campaign strategy I suppose…. but am wondering just how many more (perhaps even-crazier?)“pieces of luggage”are going to be falling off the conveyor belt in his case… #superdisfunction
— karen otto (@kayostweet) July 1, 2019
This is an absolute train wreck.
— singlemaltscotch (@singlemltscotch) July 2, 2019
Soooo he's trying to come out as the victim before all his shenanigans are brought to light?
— Lil Dave (@FREERBUX) July 1, 2019
Ain’t no amount of ink can cover up this hot mess.
Nor can 280 characters begin to cut thru the BS.
— Cor_auri (@auri_cor) July 1, 2019
This is his bail out position.
— RC (@pinevalleydr) July 1, 2019
Joe Biden is jeopardizing his presidential run. His son is just collateral damage.
— Jana Creason (@CreasonJana) July 1, 2019
And this doesn’t even touch Creepy Uncle Joe’s hair-sniffing
— JustJoan (@6thgentexan) July 2, 2019
What’s he hiding? Joe Biden ‘sidesteps’ questions about his son’s dealings in Ukraine https://t.co/oaCadvvwKj
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 20, 2019