Who says civility is dead?
President Donald Trump’s re-election team put partisanship aside (and tongue firmly in cheek) with a tweet Wednesday congratulating Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden on the latest apparent addition to his family.
Congratulations, Joe Biden! https://t.co/byIxFUyujm
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) November 20, 2019
Lunden Roberts, 28, is a former college basketball player. While living in Washington, she had an intimate relationship with Hunter Biden, said her attorney, Clinton Lancaster of the Lancaster Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.
“There is a Biden in Arkansas,” Lancaster told The Western Journal. “Ms. Roberts wants Mr. Biden to support his child. … We want people to do the right thing.”
Lancaster filed a motion with the results in an Arkansas court on Wednesday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
If Hunter Biden truly is the father, the child’s age indicates the vice president’s son was involved with Roberts at the same time he was in a relationship with Hallie Biden, the widow of his brother, Beau.
Considering that Biden’s relationship with his deceased brother’s widow came at the cost of his own marriage, that didn’t sit well with some social media commenters.
Let’s take a moment to recognize that Hunter got her pregnant while living with his dead brother’s wife…
Thus he cheated on his dead brother’s wife, whom he left his own wife (and three kids) for, before dumping her to marry a woman he knew for 10 days
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) November 20, 2019
There were plenty of other comments, too — many of them referencing the now-infamous $50,000-a-month job Hunter Biden landed on the board of the Ukraine energy company Burisma Holdings while his father was only a heartbeat away from becoming president of the United States.
I wonder if he can get him a job on a Board of Trustees in Ukraine
— PuckHead313 (@PuckHead313) November 20, 2019
I’m sure he’ll do the right thing and take care of them. He could give them $10,000 of the 50k a month he gets from Burisma.
— Mike Vaccarella (@mike_vaccarella) November 20, 2019
I hope she has a good attorney and digs into to ALL his accounts to get a grasp on his income and net worth. That includes all payments to all his companies, including payments from Burisma. ???
— Matthew Splitt (@MatthewSplitt) November 20, 2019
Now, on a serious note, it’s important to remember that the birth of a baby is always good news, and children aren’t responsible for how they’re brought into the world.
If Hunter Biden is the father, he owes it to the child, to the child’s mother and to himself to provide every means of support.
But he’s shown a special talent for embarrassing himself — and embarrassing his father to the point of potentially endangering the former vice president’s bid for the top job.
“We want people to do the right thing,” Lancaster told The Western Journal.
Neither Joe Biden, in his long career in Democratic politics, nor Hunter Biden, in a lifetime supported by his father’s fame, has given the country much reason for hope in that regard.
It’s not uncivil to point that out.
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