Joe Biden sat with CBS News for an interview before the Superbowl.
He used part of the segment to push his son Hunter’s new book.
Hunter has already received a $2 million dollar advance for the memoir.
Red State reports:
Biden Touts Son’s Book During CBS Pre-Super Bowl Interview, Gets Torched by Obama Ethics Chief
Remember when Joe Biden said he didn’t talk with his son about his business?
Well, his son’s “business” right at the moment is trying to pitch his new book, a “memoir” entitled “Beautiful Things.”
Guess who plugged his son’s book during his featured pre-Super Bowl interview on CBS, guaranteed to have a lot more people watching it because of the game? You guessed it. Joe Biden.
“I bet there’s not a family you know who doesn’t have somebody in the family that had a drug problem, or an alcohol problem,” Biden declared. “But the honesty with which he stepped forward and talked about the problem and the hope that, it gave me hope reading it. I mean, it was like my boy is back, you know what I mean? Anyway, I’m sorry to get so personal.”
Here’s the video:
“The honesty with which he stepped forward and talked about the problem,” Pres. Biden says of his son Hunter’s memoir on his struggles with addiction, “it gave me hope.”
“It was like my boy’s back,” Pres. Biden tells us.
— Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) February 7, 2021
According to Red State, people see an ethics problem here:
Even Walter Shaub, the former head of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) during Obama/Biden, saw the problem with Biden’s plugging his son’s book and tweeted, “It is not acceptable for the President of the United States to be part of the book promotion tour. No.” When you get torched by your own guy, you know it’s not good.
Do we even need to ask how this would be treated if Trump did it?