President Joe Biden sat for an interview with anchor Scott Pelley on CBS’s “60 Minutes” and some of the things Biden had to say left people speechless.
Pelley spoke about Hunter’s shady foreign businesses, and Joe argued that none of his son’s potentially treasonous crimes should of any concern to the American public.
Pelley said, “His son, Hunter, has been a lightning rod for suspicion. Hunter Biden’s former addiction to crack cocaine led to a life he describes as nonstop depravity. He has also acknowledged a federal investigation into his taxes. Congress investigated Hunter Biden’s job with a Ukrainian company at the time that his father ran Ukrainian policy in the Obama administration.”
He then asked, “Mr. President, if you run again, Republicans are most likely to go after your son Hunter once again. I wonder what you would like to say about your son and whether any of his troubles have caused conflicts for you or for the United States.”
Biden responded, “I love my son, number one. He fought an addiction problem. He overcame it. He wrote about it. And, no, there’s not a single thing that I’ve observed at all that would affect me or the United States relative to my son Hunter.”
The president is seemingly urging the American people to simply ignore the number of foreign business dealings Hunter has transacted in – dealings which many are convinced may have only been made possible thanks to his father’s unique position in the U.S. government. Dealings which have made his whole family richer than 99% of Americans.
In that same interview, Biden also hinted at the fact that he might not bother seeking out a second term – a notable shift from his previous statements.
“Sir, are you committed to running again, or are there certain conditions that have to be right?” Pelley asked.
“Look, if I were to say to you, I’m running again, all of a sudden, a whole range of things come into play that I have– requirements I have to change and move and do,” Biden responded, noting that election laws played a factor in his answer.
“And it’s much too early to make that kind of decision. I’m a great respecter of fate. And so, what I’m doing is I’m doing my job. I’m gonna do that job. And within the timeframe that makes sense after this next election cycle here, going into next year, make a judgment on what to do.”
“You say that it’s much too early to make that decision,” Pelley responded. “I take it the decision has not been made in your own head.”
“Look, my intention as I said to begin with is that I would run again. But it’s just an intention,” Biden answered. “But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”