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Biden on Son Hunter: 'He's Established a New Life'

By    |   Wednesday, 12 October 2022 12:33 PM EDT

President Joe Biden on Tuesday backed his son, Hunter Biden, for confronting his issues with drug addiction and denied his involvement in an alleged gun crime.

"This is a kid who got — not a kid, he's a grown man — he got hooked on, like many families have had happen, hooked on drugs. He's overcome that. He's established a new life," Biden told CNN's Jake Tapper.

"I'm confident that he is — what he says and does are consistent with what happens. And for example, he wrote a book about his problems and was straightforward about it. I'm proud of him."

Hunter, 52, is facing charges on tax crimes and for allegedly lying on a gun purchase application in 2018 that required him to attest he was not using or addicted to drugs.

"This thing about a gun — I didn't know anything about it. But turns out that when he made application to purchase a gun, what happened was he — I guess you get asked — I don't guess, you get asked a question, 'Are you on drugs, or do use drugs?' He said no. And he wrote about saying no in his book," Joe Biden said.

"So, I have great confidence in my son. I love him, and he's on the straight and narrow, and he has been for a couple years now. And I'm just so proud of him."

Joe Biden, 80, also said he intends to run for reelection.

"They're concerned about whether or not I can get anything done," he said. "Look what I've gotten done. Name me a president in recent history that's gotten as much done as I have in the first two years. Not a joke.

"You may not like what I got done, but the vast majority of the American people do like what I got done.

"It's a matter of, Can you do the job? And I believe I can do the job. I've been able to do the job."

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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