When Donald Trump took office in 2017, his adult children were heavily involved in his administration. Daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner became important advisors. And while Donald Jr. and Eric reportedly took over the Trump Organization's business, they still acted as replacements at rallies and cable news appearances.
Joe Biden's children don't seem to play a role in his presidency. That fact, however, hasn't stopped the Conservatives from relentlessly attacking Hunter Biden and his past. During a rally on Friday night, Donald Trump targeted the president's son by repeatedly talking about drug addiction.
During a CPAC event, Trump Jr. told attendees: "I totally understand the addiction. It’s awful. We all know people who have suffered from it. It doesn't free you from being total garbage in every other aspect of your life. "
The namesake of the former president continued: "It doesn't release you from selling access to the highest levels of government. It doesn't release you from selling your land. "
Unlike the Trump children, Hunter Biden has no official role in his father's administration and would likely not be a candidate for the sale of government secrets.
Trump Jr., on the other hand, was an important replacement for his father. And he regularly posts rumble videos in which he looks visibly intoxicated.
See an excerpt from the speech below:
Jr: I totally understand addiction. It is terrible. We all know people who have suffered from it. It doesn't exempt you from being total rubbish in any other aspect of your life … It doesn't exempt you from selling your land pic.twitter.com/YgNDcvfZBD
– Acyn (@Acyn) July 9, 2021
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