NBC News is reporting that President Joe Biden is afraid that he will die before his son Hunter’s legal issues are resolved. This admission is a gift to the GOP because Kamala Harris as president would be a disaster.
“Every day, this president wakes up and thinks about his deceased son and probably cries every day. And the weight of Hunter’s legal troubles is equally emotionally taxing,” said Michael LaRosa, a former press secretary to first lady Jill Biden.
“The Bidens are incredibly protective of Hunter. Very much so, because he’s been unfairly made a target, but also because they’re protective of all their children and grandchildren, the way most people are. Obviously, it’s more amplified because Hunter is a political target.”
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md. said:
“There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s a huge, huge concern for the president — as it would be for any parent.
“Especially a parent who lost a child too early in life.
“He’s got to be worried about it.
“But he also has obviously an ability to compartmentalize his personal challenges with his public duties and his public vision.”
According to NBC:
Biden, 80, has even since lamented aloud that he might be dead before his son’s case would be resolved, according to another source close to the Bidens.
The president and first lady are even more reluctant to hear about any of the political implications from close aides and are resigned to the fact that Hunter’s legal problems will likely worsen in the months ahead, this person said.
So sensitive are White House aides about the matter that “everybody walks around on eggshells in the West Wing” and are loath to raise the topic, another source familiar with the matter said.
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