Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. President Joe Biden, is reportedly considering leaving the United States if former President Donald Trump is re-elected in 2024. This revelation comes amidst a backdrop of intense political scrutiny and a series of legal challenges that Hunter Biden is facing.
According to sources close to the Biden family, as reported by a leading political news outlet, Hunter Biden has expressed concerns about the heightened scrutiny he expects during the 2024 election campaign. His anxieties were publicly voiced in a conversation with musician Moby on a podcast, where he expressed fear of being targeted to hurt his father politically.
The ongoing political saga has placed Hunter Biden at the center of accusations from Republicans, who allege that his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, engaged in corrupt activities. Hunter Biden, currently facing a combination of felony and misdemeanor charges, could potentially face significant prison time if convicted.
President Joe Biden is reportedly deeply concerned about his son’s well-being, especially considering Hunter’s past struggles with substance abuse. Close associates of the president have noted his visible distress over his son’s situation. Regular communication and a robust support network have been established to help Hunter Biden, with the president often checking in on him as part of his daily routine.
Former Senator Chris Dodd, a long-time confidant of President Biden, spoke to the news outlet about the emotional toll the situation is taking on the president, highlighting his human decency and concern for his son.
The drama intensified recently when Republicans demanded Hunter Biden testify about his business dealings. He responded by insisting on a public testimony and delivered a rare speech condemning the investigation as based on distortions and lies. He accused his detractors of trying to exploit his father’s love for him for political gain.
The White House, while not directly engaging in the matter, underscored the president’s unwavering support for his son. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spoke of the family’s pride in Hunter Biden’s efforts to rebuild his life and hinted at the president’s awareness of his son’s public statements.
Hunter Biden maintains a close relationship with his father, frequently visiting Camp David, the family home in Delaware, and the White House. This closeness reflects President Biden’s desire to keep his family united, even if it provides ammunition for political adversaries. Aides have reportedly ceased questioning the president’s approach towards his son, recognizing the president’s sensitivity towards any suggestion that Hunter might be a political liability. This dynamic was evident during a state dinner for the Indian prime minister, where Hunter Biden’s presence was not questioned despite his legal challenges.