Hunter Biden appeals to public sympathy with op-ed about drug addiction

 November 3, 2023

Hunter Biden is making a play for the public's sympathy as House Republicans continue to investigate his shady business deals. 

The scandal-plagued first son published an op-ed slamming Republicans and conservative media for "weaponizing" his drug addiction.

Hunter's op-ed

Hunter Biden said substance abuse is common in America and the only reason he is getting so much publicity is that he is the president's son.

Well, that's half-true.

Hunter is getting attention because he's the president's son and because there's a mountain of evidence that Hunter and his very powerful father are steeped in corruption.

But go on, Hunter:

"What troubles me is the demonization of addiction, of human frailty, using me as its avatar and the devastating consequences it has for the millions struggling with addiction," he wrote.

A few "mistakes"

As the piece goes on, Hunter slyly conflates his sleazy business dealings - which go quietly unmentioned - with his "struggles" and "mistakes" with drug abuse.

He says the focus on his drug addiction is fueling "disinformation" against his father, President Biden, and baseless investigations into the Biden family.

"My struggles and my mistakes have been fodder for a vile and sustained disinformation campaign against him, and an all-out annihilation of my reputation through high-pitched but fruitless congressional investigations," Hunter wrote.

Hunter even claims to accept "accountability" for his so-called "mistakes." Just don't mention Burisma.

The "weaponization" of his addiction by Fox News and The New York Post is actually an attack on every person with a drug problem, according to Hunter.

"The weaponization of my addiction by partisan and craven factions represents a real threat to those desperate to get sober but are afraid of what may await them if they do."

Playing the victim

The New York Post, which frequently reports on the Hunter Biden scandal, accused Hunter of using his drug addiction to "play the victim."

"Because who hasn’t smoked crack, then found themselves on Air Force Two, arranging multimillion-dollar investment funds with members of the Communist Chinese government while their dad is on a diplomatic mission?"  the paper sarcastically asked.

Drug use has become a serious public health crisis in the United States; an estimated 100,000 Americans die every year from overdoses.

Ironically, it is an issue that Hunter's father is helping to fuel by opening up the southern border, allowing deadly drugs like fentanyl to pour in and poison American communities.

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