Hunter Biden’s criminal foreign business dealings are becoming such a problem for the Democrats that now even CNN is admitting they’re worried it will derail the left’s chances of being reelected.
CNN anchor Brian Stelter, who up until now maintained that any negative information uncovered about the Biden family was nothing more than disinformation, finally admitted the endless Hunter Biden scandals are more than just right-wing media stories.
Speaking with Michael LaRosa, a former special assistant to the president, the two discussed how Hunter Biden could impact Dad Joe’s running for a second term.
Stelter started out mentioning a New York Times column from Maureen Dowd that urged Biden not to seek a second term as president. “Many are saying Biden should basically hang it up and say he’s a lame duck and not run in 2024. Where do you come down on this as a former White House aide?”
“Oh, I hope he runs, I know he’s going to run, he’s planning to run, as he said many times,” LaRosa replied, adding that he was not at all surprised to see certain media outlets throwing a wet blanket over a potential re-election bid. Referencing “Democratic bed-wetting time,” he noted that a similar piece had been published urging former President Bill Clinton not to run again in 1995.
“Wait, are you saying the media is predictable, that we always do this?” Stelter asked sarcastically.
“Very cyclical. Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, they all —” LaRosa agreed.
“His age makes a difference,” Stelter interrupted.
“To you guys, but after you look at the week he just had and the wins he racked up while he had COVID, I don’t see why he wouldn’t run,” LaRosa continued.
Stelter then pointed to the never-ending Hunter Biden scandals which envelop the entire family as a reason why Biden may consider not running.
“Charges could be coming at any time,” he said. “This is not just a right-wing media story, this is a real problem for the Bidens. Could he decide not to run for re-election given his son?”
“Look, they make decisions as a family. And they will make that decision when it’s time,” LaRosa replied.
While Stelter seemed to finally admit that this is a real problem, he failed to acknowledge his role in covering up the truth for the past few years and critics online were quick to point out the convenient shift in the left-wing anchor’s messaging.
“@brianstelter doesn’t win any prizes for telling the truth two years too late. @CNN was among the worst offenders in 2020 in promoting the ‘It’s Russian disinformation’ lie about the laptop, which is real and incriminates Joe Biden in his son’s shady foreign business deals,” responded Tim Murtaugh, former spokesperson for the Trump 2020 campaign.
“If @brianstelter were an actual reporter, he’d also talk about how all of this has been known for almost two years, but @CNN and other mainstream media sources smothered the story,” said another commentor.
“They suppressed the story to win but now, smelling blood in the water, they’re turning on their own. Remarkable,” read another tweet.
Many Democrat politicians and their allies in media have begun turning on President Biden given his embarrassingly low amount of public support.