Juan Williams tried to defend Hunter Biden and the president. It was a nice try but it was wrong. Newt Gingrich knows what’s going on. The two joined Shannon Bream for a Sunday morning panel. Williams acknowledged Hunter’s personal problems but thought that Biden was just trying to protect his son as many parents will do. Unfortunately there’s more to it then just that. Gingrich made it plain.
Gingrich is patient
He knows the facts and provided the other side will allow him to speak, he’ll get the point across. Williams began,
“We know Hunter Biden’s an addict, we know he’s an alcoholic. We know he’s had sex addiction problems. We know he’s not the son you would have. But Joe Biden acted as a father trying to protect his son and trying to help his son. I don’t think anyone’s gonna fault him for that. But you compare that to the graft and the grifting from Trump golf courses, Trump hotels, Chinese shoe deals with the daughter, and the son-in-law getting billions from the Saudis. It’s unbelievable. Even this week you have to compare it to the trouble we’ve heard about in New York with the sexual assault case against Trump. But this is what Hunter Biden has come down to now. He is a distraction, a shield against all the trouble that Trump is experiencing.”
It always goes back to Trump. Gingrich countered with the Biden family’s business dealings.
Gingrich points out where the money comes from
“There are facts. The widow of the Moscow mayor sent millions of dollars to Hunter Biden. He got money from Kazakhstan. He got money from Ukraine and served on a board about which he knew nothing. He got a lot of money from China and it’s a fact, Juan, that there were $3 million that has been disclosed that went to the Biden family from a Chinese billionaire. Now you can decide that none of this stuff matters, but the fact is you have the Vice President of the United States taking his son on Air Force Two into China where his son is making business deals. And you just described his son. Your language, he’s a sex addict, he’s an alcoholic —”
Williams attempted to distract, “Is that an attack on the president? He’s not the president! He’s the son! Nepotism is not a crime! You look at the nepotism in every president and every famous family but that’s not a crime.”
Gingrich spotted the double standard
Both families have been the target of nepotism but there’s also that double standard. Williams again mentioned about the Biden family business deals.
“Look, I think you have a son, Joe Biden’s son, Hunter who might make some business deals. Newt describes this as millions flowing to the family. Kind of amorphous. But I know specifically of two billion dollars that went to Jared Kushner and nobody’s gonna argue about that.”
But Newt was having none of it. Based on Williams’ own description of the son, no serious business was going to invest in Hunter unless they could get something out of it so the son was used. “They were investing in Joe.”