President Joe Biden was just caught on camera snapping at a reporter, again.
The video clip was published on Twitter by RNC Research, and it shows Biden walking with a group of people as reporters shouted questions at him. At one point, one reporter asks, “Are you concerned about potential corruption with your son’s art sales?”
“You got to be kidding me,” Biden shot back.
The L.A. gallery
According to Breitbart, reports indicate that last week, Hunter Biden managed to sell at least five pieces of his art for $75,000 a pop.
Not a lot is known about the sales or how exactly they were faciliated, which has once again raised ethics red flags for many keeping an eye on the situation. It’s also not yet clear who purchased the pieces, although a source has told the New York Post that the majority of those “allowed to buy works are long-term, private collectors with the gallery, people that Berges knows personally.”
The event was held at the Georges Berges Gallery in Los Angeles California on Oct. 1. The New York Post reports that the gallery sold Hunter’s artwork “before the Oct. 1 opening of a ‘pop-up’ presentation.”
It is unclear whether any more pieces were sold in addition to the initial five that were reportred. Prices for Hunter Biden’s artwork ranged from $75,000 to $500,000, each.
Photos from the art gallery appear to show Hunter mingling with celebrities, including musical artist Moby, former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, and others, as well as politicians, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D). Reports indicate that there were at least 200 high-profile celebrities or politicians at the event.
New ethics concerns
Ethics concerns have been raised about Hunter Biden selling his artwork when it was first announced that he would embark on his new career as an “artist.” The concern, of course, is that people, including potentially bad actors, may try to gain favor with President Biden by purchasing his son’s ridiculously overpriced, amateur artwork.
The White House has struggled to defend against the mounting ethics concerns. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, for example, recently told reporters to direct their questions about the matter to the art gallery itself, not even offering her traditional “I’ll have to circle back” on the matter.
The White House, though, has defended Hunter’s ability to sell the artwork so long as the purchasers remain anonymous and the price doesn’t exceed $500,000 per piece. Hunter Biden mixing with hundreds of celebrities at the art gallery didn’t help matters, and even some Democrats have admitted that there may be a serious ethics problem brewing, which is the last thing Dems need as they prepare for the next election cycle.
Nonetheless, as Breitbart reported, Hunter Biden plans to proceed with another art gallery exhibition in New York City. It was originally scheduled for October, but due to “legal vetting,” it has been delayed until the spring of 2022.