There’s playing the victim card and then there’s milking a personal tragedy for all its worth. Former Vice President Joe Biden took the latter — and lower — path at a rally in Iowa where he invoked the memory of his late son, Bo, who died of a brain tumor in 2015, to try to blame the antics of his surviving son, Hunter, on the Republicans.
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But any hardships Hunter Biden has endured are entirely of his own making. He spent decades struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Shortly after his brother’s death, Hunter Biden became involved with his late brother’s widow, this despite his being married and having three children at the time. In October of this year, the younger Biden brother, now divorced, married a woman six days after meeting her. A month later, news surfaced that he had knocked up a stripper at a club he frequented. (RELATED: Hunter Biden owns massive home in swanky Hollywood Hills, court docs reveal)
Back in January, Vanity Fair reported that the former vice president was reluctant to throw his hat in the ring because of all the baggage Hunter carried. And now Biden has the gall to accuse his political opponents of trying to “ruin” the son whose life has been a case study in self-destruction.
It is perhaps telling that on Christmas morning, Joe Biden posted a photo on Twitter that showed his Jill and six other family members gathered in front of a fireplace along with the message, “May your time with loved ones be full of peace, laughter, and joy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. With love, from my family to yours.” Conspicuously missing from the family portrait was his “surviving son” Hunter.
Attempting to make hay from his son’s death while blaming someone else for Hunter Biden’s reckless lifestyle is nothing new for Joe Biden. He has also lied about the tragedy that claimed the life of his first wife and daughter Naomi. In May, Biden told a crowd of prospective voters that the driver of the tractor-trailer that collided with his wife’s car had “allegedly drunk his lunch.” But no such allegation was ever made in connection with the 1972 tragedy. The evidence gathered at the time, rather, showed that Neilia Biden, possibly distracted by the kids, drove into the path of the truck. It was her actions alone that led to the deaths.