White House press secretary Jen Psaki seems to be going above and beyond the call of duty when she defends one of the president’s children, Hunter Biden. Everyone’s favorite drug-addled, prostitute soliciting, deal brokering, headline-grabbing first son has put himself on the straight and narrow, and he now paints.
Yes, he’s gone from drug and alcohol abuse to the tranquil life of a painter, all within the span of just a few years. While no one would advocate for redemption or the regenerated life of recovery more than the straight-laced, red-blooded Americans that supported former President Donald Trump, the one thing that anyone who knows a drug addict knows, is that they lie. They lie when it’s convenient, they lie when it’s inconvenient, they lie about money and they lie about love. They lie when the truth is worse, and they lie when the truth is better. There’s not really any way to trust them, other than to visually (and in every other way) verify.
Turns out, there’s a lot of overlap and a rather seamless transition from being a conniving drug addict and being in politics, and that overlap has the chief White House press officer working overtime to cover two generations of Bidens.
When asked about the incredible amount of money that Hunter Biden has been raking in with his newly found talent in art, including through deals with a swanky New York art gallery that does not offer the paintings to the public, only to a private list of buyers, whose names are never divulged to the public.
According to a report in the Independent Journal Review, Psaki and the administration she represented doesn’t care for people sniffing around the first son’s financial situation (surprise, surprise), and despite concerns about the ethics of the sales, and the possibility of back-door payoffs, the administration believes we should just trust them that it’s all on the up and up.
“And I have a question on Hunter Biden’s artwork,” a reporter asked the press secretary. “Did the White House play any role in crafting the sales agreement with the New York gallery to protect the — the purchasers — or the ultimate purchasers’ identity?”
Psaki jumped into action, defending the 51-year-old burgeoning artist saying, “Well, I can tell you that after careful consideration, a system has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards,” she said, according to a transcript of her remarks provided by the White House.
“Of course, he has the right to pursue an artistic career, just like any child of a President has the right to pursue a career.”
“But all interactions regarding the selling of art and the setting of prices will be handled by a professional gallerist, adhering to the highest industry standards. And any offer out of the normal course would be rejected out of hand,” Psaki added.
The interesting thing about Hunter Biden’s career is the sheer meteoric rise to an artistic value that the first son has experienced. Some Hunter Biden paintings have been sold for $500,000 per piece, according to CBS News, and that’s despite his relative novice status
Even the former Obama administration director of the Office of Government Ethics, a gentleman named Walter Shaub, told CNN recently that Hunter’s career was the “perfect mechanism for funneling bribes,” and that the art industry is “notorious for money laundering.”
And that’s an Obama official, so who knows how bad anyone with an unbroken moral compass. When the American people will get the truth about what’s has prompted the younger Biden’s stroke of genius, there’s no indication. Hopefully, before the older Biden has a real stroke and we’ve all moved onto greener pastures.