Former Vice President Joe Biden snapped back at NBC Today show host Savannah Guthrie when asked about his son Hunter Biden’s dealings with natural gas company Burisma in Ukraine.
Guthrie spoke to Biden in Iowa Sunday ahead of the Iowa Caucuses and noted the “irony” that Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine is widespread thanks to President Trump’s Ukraine scandal and impeachment. Biden’s response was that “no one has found anything wrong with [Hunter’s] dealings with Ukraine, except it sets a bad image.”
“Well, do you agree that it sets a bad image?” Guthrie asked. “Do you think it was wrong for him to take that position knowing it was really because the company wanted access to you.”
“That’s not true,” Biden reacted angrily. “You’re saying things you don’t know what you’re talking about! No one’s said that! Who said that!?”
Guthrie responded by asking Biden if he didn’t think that people think what Hunter did was “kind of sleazy” and why would he have that job if not for who his father was?
Biden defended Hunter by saying “he’s a very bright guy.”
“Was it right?” Guthrie asked.
“He says he regretted having done it,” Biden replied “[He] speaks for himself. He’s a grown man.” to which Guthrie just nodded.
Guthrie deserves credit for bringing the question up–something the liberal media has largely refused to do but let Biden off the hook by not mentioning the amount of the payments that Hunter Biden received from Burisma and not pressing Joe Biden harder on the issue.