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Trump Supports Biden Over Hunter

Trump Shows Empathy for Biden After Hunter’s Conviction

Former President Trump expressed understanding for President Biden following the conviction of Biden’s son, Hunter, on charges related to the illegal purchase of a firearm. Speaking to Fox News’ Aishah Hasnie, Trump acknowledged the difficulty of dealing with addiction within a family.

“I understand it pretty well, because I’ve had it with people who have it in their family,” Trump stated, reflecting on the challenges of addiction. “It’s a very tough thing. It’s a very tough situation for a father; it’s a very tough situation for a brother or sister; and it goes on, and it’s not stopping, whether it’s alcohol or drugs or whatever it may be. It’s a tough thing, and so that’s a tough moment for the family. It’s a tough moment for any family involved in that.”

Trump’s empathy is rooted in his personal experience with his brother, Fred, who struggled with alcoholism and passed away in 1981.

Hunter Biden was convicted on Tuesday of three felony counts related to the illegal purchase and possession of a firearm. Prosecutors alleged that he lied on the paperwork when purchasing a handgun in 2018, concealing his past drug addiction. During the weeklong trial, his history with cocaine addiction was a central focus, with testimonies from his family, friends, and ex-partners.

Facing a maximum of 25 years in prison and $750,000 in fines, Hunter Biden’s sentencing could be less severe due to his status as a first-time offender. President Biden has stated he will not pardon his son or commute his sentence if convicted.

In addition to the gun charges, Hunter Biden faces separate allegations in California for failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes and filing false returns, with a trial potentially set for September.

Before the verdict, President Biden demonstrated his support for his son with an unscheduled visit to Delaware. He released a statement expressing pride in Hunter’s resilience and recovery. “Hunter’s resilience in the face of adversity and the strength he has brought to his recovery are inspiring to us,” Biden said. “As the President, I don’t and won’t comment on pending federal cases, but as a Dad, I have boundless love for my son, confidence in him, and respect for his strength.”

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