CNN host Kasie Hunt demanded respect for the Bidens on Sunday when a panelist refused to applaud President Joe Biden for finally acknowledging his seventh grandchild.
What is the background?
For the last four years, Biden has refused to acknowledge Navy Joan Roberts, his biological grandchild who was born in 2018. Navy is the fourth biological child of Hunter Biden. To date, neither Joe nor Hunter has a relationship with Navy and, according to the most recent reports, neither have ever met Navy.
But finally on Friday — after a slew of bad press, including from Democrats — Biden released a brief statement acknowledging Navy.
“Our son Hunter and Navy’s mother, Lunden, are working together to foster a relationship that is in the best interests of their daughter, preserving her privacy as much as possible going forward,” Biden said in a statement, shared with People Magazine. “This is not a political issue, it’s a family matter. Jill and I only want what is best for all of our grandchildren, including Navy.”
What happened on CNN?
On “State of the Union,” CNN commentator Scott Jennings rebuked the happy “family man” narrative that persists about the Bidens. He was responding to former longtime Biden aide Michael LaRosa, who accused Republicans of weaponizing Navy against the president.
“It’s not Republicans, with all due respect, who made Hunter Biden into a complete scumbag on this and other issues,” Jennings stated matter-of-factly.
“The ignoring his own daughter for four years, and the president of the United States hanging up a stocking for the dog, and not for his seventh grandchild,” he continued when Hunt interjected.
“We can also have sympathy for people who are struggling with addiction,” she said. “Let’s keep this conversation respectful!”
“Listen, I totally agree. And where I’m from, a lot of families deal with addiction. And you know who ends up picking up the pieces? The grandparents. And, in this case, the grandparents would not acknowledge this little girl. It is offensive,” Jennings responded.
When Hunt defended the Bidens again, noting that “they have now” acknowledged Navy, Jennings suggested the Bidens had an ulterior motive for doing it now.
“Oh, what a hero,” he mocked. “The polling must have been brutal. The polling must have been brutal.”
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