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An emotional President Biden fought back tears as he discussed his son Hunter’s new memoir — saying “My boy’s back.”
“The honesty with which he stepped forward and talked about the problem. And the hope that — it gave me hope reading it,” Biden said in an interview with CBS News that will air before Sunday’s Super Bowl game.
“My boy’s back,” Biden told anchor Nora O’Donnell in an excerpt released late Saturday as he became emotional and choked back tears.
“I’m sorry to get so personal,” he said to O’Donnell.
Hunter has been battling addiction throughout his life and has undergone treatment in a number of rehab facilities.
In 2014, he was discharged from the Navy Reserve after failing a drug test.
Biden said his son’s story reflects the struggles that many American families are going through.
“You know, I’ll bet there’s not a family you know that doesn’t have somebody in the family that had a drug problem or an alcohol problem,” the president said.
Hunter, whose book will be released in April, became a target of intense scrutiny during his father’s presidential campaign when The Post published a series of blockbuster reports about his dealings with Ukraine and China.
Hunter introduced his father, then the vice president in the Obama administration, to a top executive at Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm that employed Biden on its board, less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials to fire a prosecutor who had looked into the company.
The revelations were found in emails on a laptop Hunter left at a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Del.
Hunter’s business dealings in China also generated headlines during the campaign, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last week that he is still untangling his investments with Bohai HarvestRST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Co., known as BHR.
“He has been working to unwind his investment but I would certainly point you — he’s a private citizen — I would point you to him or his lawyers on the outside on any update,” Psaki said during her daily briefing.
His continued stake in the company comes despite his father’s pledge that Hunter or other family members would not be involved in any businesses or enterprises that would create conflicts with his administration.
BHR is controlled and funded through the Chinese government including the Bank of China.
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