Biden tells Stephen Colbert he has “great confidence” in Hunter

Biden tells Stephen Colbert he has “great confidence” in Hunter

 

President-elect Joe Biden said he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have “great confidence” in Hunter Biden, who announced last week that federal prosecutors are investigating his “tax affairs.”

 

The president-elect made the remarks alongside the future first lady on CBS’ “A Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

In the interview, Colbert asked Mr. Biden about criticism directed toward his son.

 

“What are you going to do and how will you sustain each other for the attacks you know are coming your way?” Colbert asked. “Case in point, I know you want to be as bipartisan and reach across the aisle, but as much as you don’t want it to happen, you know that the people who want to make hay in Washington are going to try to use your adult son as a cudgel against you. How do you feel about that, and what do you have to say to those people?

 

 

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We have great confidence in our son,” Mr. Biden told Colbert. “I am not concerned about any accusations that have been made against him. It’s used to get to me. I think it’s kind of foul play but — look, it is what it is. And, he’s a grown man, he is the smartest man I know, I mean from a pure intellectual capacity. And as long as he’s good, we’re good.”

 

Colbert responded: “As a father I understand that and I admire that. But I mean, in terms of your job as president, can you reach across the aisle to people who’ll be using this as an attack on you when it is such a personal attack because it’s about family?”

 

“But if it benefits the country, yes. I really mean it,” Mr. Joe Biden said. “Because we know who we are.”

 

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