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What The Hunter Biden Texts And Emails Reveal About Joe Biden As A Father

Text exchanges between Hunter Biden and his family members published by the New York Post reveal quite a bit about Joe Biden, and, frankly, it isn’t very good.

It’s pretty clear that Hunter Biden is a troubled man.

There has been much noise made about Hunter Biden’s addictions, strip club visits, and personal problems. I get it. We’ve highlighted those newsworthy tidbits here at ClashDaily. Those kinds of salacious stories generate lots of clicks because people want to read them. And, frankly, he’s fair game. Hunter Biden is a grown-ass man. He’s the 50-year old son of the former Vice President who is now running for President. Hunter’s actions could indeed pose national security risks as blackmail fodder for foreign entities.

The New Yorker posed the question in July 2019, Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign? in a piece that detailed decades of addiction, car accidents, dalliances, a messy divorce, and personal financial mismanagement.

But this piece isn’t going to be slagging Hunter for his personal issues, it’s really about Joe and how he has at best allowed his son — at worst used — a clearly broken man as the fall guy for a corrupt pay-to-play scheme that involves several of the Bidens.

The New York Post has released personal texts which appear to be between Hunter Biden and several of his family members. When these personal exchanges are taken together, they reveal something: Joe Biden is a shitty dad.

The NY Post article says that the texts show Joe “offering fatherly comfort” to his son in rehab. On their own, it does appear that way.

“Good morning my beautiful son. I miss you and love you. Dad,” the elder Biden wrote at 6:57 a.m.

Hunter responded with a lengthy diatribe about his ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, and his father’s political advisers, and he also complained bitterly about a conversation with his sister-in-law-turned-lover, Hallie Biden.

“For f–ks sake hallie for the first time [in] 17 days talks to me to say im an embarrassment. To MY family,” Hunter wrote.

He then admitted, “Well dad, the truth is as you and hallie point out — I am a f–ked up addict that cant be…Trusted relied upon nor defended.”

Source: New York Post (Emphasis Added)

For all of the heartfelt messages that Joe sent to “his beautiful son” Hunter while the younger Biden was holed away in rehab, there’s a cloud of co-dependency that hovers over this particular relationship.

The messages between Hunter and his daughter, as well as the open way that Hunter speaks of himself to his father during the rehab stint, paints a picture of a son who is desperate for approval and is being used by an avaricious politician to line his pockets while avoiding the financial scrutiny that government officials are subject to.

Joe hasn’t made Hunter’s life easy.

Some of Hunter’s problems could be from his difficult time growing up. He’s had so much loss. He lost his mother and baby sister in a car accident when he was just 2 years old. He and his older brother were also in the car but survived. His father then remarried and had another daughter. Just as Hunter’s life was yo-yo-ing between success and failure, his brother, Beau — just a year and a day older — died of brain cancer in 2015.

It’s clear that Beau, not Hunter, was the favored son. He was squeaky clean, with a beautiful wife, beautiful family, and a near-stellar personal and professional record.

Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III was just 46 years old when he died. Beau had been a member of the Delaware Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in 2008. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his service. Beau was elected the Attorney General of Delaware, and, when his father stepped down from his seat in the Senate, was considered as a likely candidate to run in a special election to fill it, but he was committed to finishing his term as the AG for Delaware. When Beau died, he was preparing to run for Governor of Delaware. Joe Biden has said that he thought Beau could one day have been President.

On September 29, 2020, Town & Country magazine published an article about Beau Biden. It described Joe’s relationship with Beau this way:

It really is no secret that Beau was Biden’s favorite son. He had most closely followed in his father’s footsteps into a career in service, serving as the attorney general of Delaware, and, at the time of his death, preparing for a run for governor. And unlike his brother Hunter, Beau lived a fairly scandal-free life. He was a major presence on the campaign trails in 2008 and 2012, when his father ran as President Barack Obama’s running mate.

When Joe Biden speaks of “my son” and it’s positive, he’s always talking about Beau, not Hunter.

Just look at Joe’s reaction at the first Presidential debate when he tries to shiv Trump with the debunked “suckers” and “losers” claim. He speaks glowingly about Beau, but when Trump notes that Hunter was booted out of the Navy for cocaine use, Joe lied saying that it wasn’t true. This was widely reported and perhaps Joe realized it, so he admitted that Hunter did have a drug problem, but he’s kicked it and he’s proud of him for it.

There was a video about Beau shown at the Democratic National Convention this year as his father was preparing to accept the party’s nomination.

Here’s how Joe shared that video on Twitter.

In a statement after Beau’s death, Joe wrote, “Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.”

Joe also wrote a memoir about Beau’s death and how it was almost too much to bear. He wrote that Beau was “Joe Biden 2.0… who had all the best of me, but with the bugs and flaws engineered out.”

Hunter isn’t competing for approval with a perfect son, he’s competing for approval with the memory of a perfect son.

Hunter, like many people, has made some pretty awful decisions that have hounded him and he can’t seem to shake off.

But there’s a sense of obligation that he has to his family that would be commendable if it weren’t so toxic.

In a text revealed by Rudy Giuliani between Hunter and his 26-year old daughter, Naomi, who was asking for money, Hunter writes:

But I don’t receive any respect and that’s fine I guess. Works for you, apparently. I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years. It’s really hard, but don’t worry, unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.

This text message shifts the focus on the foreign business deals from Hunter to Joe who has seemingly coerced his son into giving him half of his salary.

Although Joe has always been at the center of the Biden clan’s ability to generate cash with foreign business deals because of his decades as a Senator and his stint as Vice President for 8 years, this text appears to show that Joe was a driving force in Hunter’s peddling the Biden name and access to a prominent U.S. politician to foreign entities. How else do you explain the demand for half of Hunter’s salary that was consistently made with entities that had interests that Joe Biden was involved in handling?

In 2008, Tom Brokaw grilled Obama’s recently named running mate, then-Senator Joe Biden, on Hunter’s straight-out-of law school hiring by a large Delaware-based credit card company that had interests in a bankruptcy bill that was being discussed in the Senate.

CBS covered this here: MBNA Paid Biden’s Son As Biden Backed Bill. 

On July 20, 2019, ABC News reported on Hunter’s foreign business deals and noted that Joe Biden has consistently avoided speaking about them.

A year after the death of Beau, Popular Mechanics interviewed the two Biden men discussing their love of cars and their relationship. During that interview, Hunter said that the most important lesson that he learned from his dad is, “family comes first. Over everything. I can’t think of anything that has been more pervasive and played a larger part in my life than that simple lesson.”

When talking about how Joe has pushed through tragedy, Hunter said, “No matter what, you get up. No matter what, you fulfill your responsibilities. No matter what, you are there for the people who love you and who you love.

Joe, for his part in the interview, said of his disgraced 1987 presidential run, “everything in our family was built on the notion of honor… I’d been accused of plagiarism and cheating—I always turned out to be exonerated.”

We know that’s not true. But then, Joe is a known liar and frankly, not a very good person.

Joe Biden knew all about Hunter’s issues and that if the pay-to-play came to light, it would be Hunter that would face the music. He knew that, and chose to run for President anyway.

What kind of father would do that?

I’m not the only one who thinks this. As I took a break from writing this article, none other than Rush Limbaugh himself said essentially the same thing.

Who does this to their kid? It is evidence that Hunter — to me, anyway — had at least for a while some sort of a normal life. He had a pretty wife, he had three kids, three daughters. And then during the Obama years his life spins out of control. He ends up having an affair with the widow of his brother. He has a baby with some girl in Arkansas. There are lawsuits. He gets kicked out of the military. There’s a messy divorce with massive issues on bad financials.

So he self-medicates to live through what he knew to be wrong activities pushed on him by his father who was taking half of the money Hunter was being paid. That’s how the arrangement worked. I may be too big a softy, but I think Hunter is not to be made fun of. I mean, there are all kinds of jokes on social media about it. Trump has joked too.

Source: Rush Limbaugh Show Transcript Oct. 19, 2020. (Emphasis Added)

I don’t know if Rush is right — he generally is — but it certainly sounds plausible to me.

Let’s go back to the Popular Mechanics interview:

HUNTER: He can’t say it, but I can say it: He wasn’t just a good dad. He wasn’t just a great dad. I know a lot of great dads. And I know a lot of people that have great relationships with their father. He was—he is still—an extraordinary dad. If I could be half the father—

JOE [almost in a whisper]: He is.

HUNTER: —to my children that he has been, I’d be a success in my entire life, no matter what else happened. We don’t have a complicated relationship. And the reason we don’t have a complicated relationship is that I know that no matter what, he loves me, and no matter what, I love him more than anything in the world. And I guess that’s the root of all of it. We did everything together.

JOE: I mean everything.

Yes, Joe. That’s precisely what the emails appear to show — that you did everything together including influence-peddling.

Perhaps that’s why Joe has decided to hide until the debate.

There is a now-exposed trail of messages confirming what we had all suspected — that it’s weird for Joe Biden, who has said for years that he didn’t have a lot of money and lived on a government salary, to become super-rich. He was getting half of Hunter’s salary, which was for the Burisma board alone, $50,000 to $83,000 per month.

Now, if Hunter goes down, so does Quid Pro Joe.



K. Walker

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker