President Joe Biden may have finally acknowledged the existence of his four-year-old granddaughter via a statement released in a late Friday afternoon news dump, but he is drawing criticism over why he waited so long to do so, and as usual, CNN has his back.
Biden ended his ghosting of little Navy Joan Roberts, the daughter of his scoundrel son Hunter Biden and a former stripper who he had a brief fling with, in an exclusive statement to celebrity news outlet People magazine, saying that “this is not a political issue, it’s a family matter,” just as he fled Washington for another extended stay at his Delaware beach home.
While many noted that Biden’s belated recognition of his seventh grandchild comes as public opinion has turned against him on the matter, suggesting that the unexpected move was motivated by cynicism, the self-proclaimed “most trusted name in news” had its own explanation.
During Friday’s edition of “Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, a reporter gave a spin-saturated update on the story from in front of the White House, claiming that the president’s hesitance to acknowledge the little girl was due to the “protracted and bitter court proceeding over child support” between Hunter Biden and Lunden Roberts that was recently resolved.
CNN’s explanation was subjected to a fact check by the Miranda Devine of the New York Post who set the record straight on Twitter.
“That’s actually not true. Court proceedings were only reopened last September by Hunter seeking to reduce child support payments. Everything was settled in March 2020, after Lunden Roberts established paternity via DNA. Ample opportunity in those 2.5 years for Joe to have acknowledged his grandchild,” she wrote.
That’s actually not true. Court proceedings were only reopened last September by Hunter seeking to reduce child support payments. Everything was settled in March 2020, after Lunden Roberts established paternity via DNA. Ample opportunity in those 2.5 years for Joe to have… https://t.co/DcQkXRwGqT
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) July 29, 2023
Others suggested that the shaming of Biden by Maureen Dowd of the New York Times and the negative impact on his polling had much to do with his sudden change of heart and that CNN is acting as a propaganda arm of the White House.
Here’s what is true.
The WH internal polling told them Joe was taking a major favorability hit because of it.
For a guy who claims to be all about family, he lets polling dictate just how pro-family he is.
— Jackson Mehoffer (@MehofferSat) July 29, 2023
It’s quite simple why he is choosing now to sort-of acknowledge the child: Any person running against him will be able to use this issue against him in any debate that takes place.
— Chris Johnson (@ChrisFJohnson7) July 29, 2023
Would really like to see if polling affected the “change of heart.”
— StopWokeCulture (@MkayUokay) July 29, 2023
Or was it the public outcry that followed after the news was leaked.
— Michael Eichert (@michaeleichert) July 29, 2023
Not to mention hunter made a fuss when the child was to have his Last name. He didn’t want any connection, & if his parents wanted a relationship with this little girl, they would have in all these years. They only are acknowledging it now because: election & MSM is covering it
— Roxy McFly (@Roxy8675809) July 29, 2023
@CNN is a spin machine for the administration. They likely got the memo telling them what to say. Sickening.
— Barbara Burton ⭐ (@UBRox1) July 29, 2023
The Biden’s just lie as a matter of course. It was politically motivated and had nothing to do with family.
— wrytr (@wrytyrs) July 29, 2023
“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 the statement to People.
“This is not a political issue, it’s a family matter,” he added. “Jill and I only want what is best for all of our grandchildren, including Navy.”
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